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Thorpe Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Peterborough, City of Peterborough

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Coordinates

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

Plus Code: 9C4XHPFG+37

Entry Name: Thorpe Hall

Listing Date: 7 February 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126912

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49711

Location: Thorpe Hall, Peterborough, PE3

County: City of Peterborough

Electoral Ward/Division: West

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Peterborough

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Longthorpe St Botolph

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Description


LONGTHORPE
1.
1500
Thorpe Hall
TF 1901 13/57 7.2.52.
I GV
2.
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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