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Latitude: 52.5726 / 52°34'21"N
Longitude: -0.2743 / 0°16'27"W
OS Eastings: 517050
OS Northings: 298600
OS Grid: TL170986
Mapcode National: GBR GYB.PGW
Mapcode Global: WHHNJ.RLLL
Entry Name: Thorpe Hall
Listing Date: 7 February 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1126912
English Heritage Legacy ID: 49711
Location: Peterborough, PE3
County: City of Peterborough
Electoral Ward/Division: West
Built-Up Area: Peterborough
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Longthorpe St Botolph
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
TF 1901 13/57 7.2.52.
Built by Peter Mills (1653-6) for Lord Chief Justice Oliver St John. Now a
hospital (August 1970). 3 storeys, attics and basement. Symmetrical
composition in ashlar, rusticated quoins. Square, groups of rusticated
chimney shafts. North and south elevations are identical: 3 dormers, casements
uner pediments, centre one semi-circular. Stone slate roof overhangs on modillions.
7 windows, plain stone surrounds to top floor and ground floor. Porch with Tucan
columns supports a balcony. The balcony window on the lst floor has a
segmental pediment and shouldered architrave. The windows of bays 2 and 6 have
pediments, while the other windows have frieze and moulded cornice. Band
at 1st floor height
Flight of 8 steps with balustrade supporting 2 urns. Interior:- complete except
for library panelling now at Leeds castle. Principal rooms have richly decorated
fireplaces and plaster ceilings by Peter Mills. Principal staircase has heavily
carved foliated open panels to broad balustrade. Stone screen on landing
1850 by Francis Riiddle of Peterborough.
See "Country Life" xvl (1904) p 234: XLVI (19l9) pp 300, 330, 364.
Thorpe Hall & Ancillary buildings form a group.
Listing NGR: TL1705098600
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