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Thorney Abbey and Abbey House

A Grade I Listed Building in Thorney, Peterborough

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Latitude: 52.6203 / 52°37'12"N

Longitude: -0.1078 / 0°6'28"W

OS Eastings: 528191

OS Northings: 304180

OS Grid: TF281041

Mapcode National: GBR K0M.PK5

Mapcode Global: WHHNF.9DXL

Plus Code: 9C4XJVCR+4V

Entry Name: Thorney Abbey and Abbey House

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Last Amended: 24 February 1982

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127481

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50359

Location: Thorney, Peterborough, PE6

County: Peterborough

Civil Parish: Thorney

Built-Up Area: Thorney

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Thorney Abbey St Mary and St Botolph

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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(west side)
Thorney Abbey and
Abbey House
(formerly listed as
Thorney Abbey under
Whittlesey Road,
The Green
TF 2804 41/567 22.10.52
Late C16 house (Abbey House) to east and 1660 west wing (Thorney Abbey) with
connecting range.
The west wing was built in 1660 and designed by Peter Mills (architect of
Thorpe Hall) with John Lovin as the builder, or perhaps designed by Lovin
himself. It is a fine house of the period. Square on plan. Stone, rendered
with masonry joint lining, stone quoins, string course and plinth. Coved
eaves cornice, and steeply pitched hipped roof of Collyweston stones. Two
storeys and attic. South side, 5 bays. Ovolo moulded stone mullion/transom
2-light windows with moulded architraves, some with leaded panes. Central
doorway with stone panelled pilasters and pediment on corbels, glazed door
and rectangular fanlight. Hipped dormers. North and west elevations similar
but 3 bays. Large central rusticated chimney stack with panelled sides and
cornice. Terrace balustrading to west front with panelled piers and wide
flight of steps at centre.
Interior of west wing: panelled dining room with pilastered chimney piece
with eared panel with volutes, doorcases in similar style. Other rooms with
similar chimney pieces and doorcases. Staircase with ornamented balusters
and square newels with panelled sides containing garlands, and with finials,
moulded string with Victorian scroll frieze.
The 2 storey late C16 east wing is the original house and has 2 gables to
south, one with 2 storeyed splayed bay, stone mullion windows with cornices,
stone rubble with Collyweston stone roof with coped gables. The east side
facing road is 5 bays, sashes with glazing bars, right hand moulded stone
doorcase with dentilled flat hood on shaped brackets.
The link range has possibly re-used Norman arch and round piers from the monastery.
Country Life 27 September 1919.

Listing NGR: TF2819104180

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