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The Old House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Thurlow, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1311 / 52°7'51"N

Longitude: 0.4498 / 0°26'59"E

OS Eastings: 567776

OS Northings: 250914

OS Grid: TL677509

Mapcode National: GBR PDP.6KD

Mapcode Global: VHJH3.RP4P

Plus Code: 9F424CJX+CW

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 19 December 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227210

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424867

Location: Little Thurlow, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CB9

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Little Thurlow

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Little Thurlow St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/10/2018

TL 6751

The Old House

(Formerly listed as The Olde School House, LITTLE THURLOW)


The school was founded in 1614 by Sir Stephen Soame who also endowed the almshouses. A red brick building, now a dwelling house.

Two storeys and attics. Three window range. (1:1:1), the central part, of one window range, breaks forward and has a porch on the ground storey. The windows are mullioned and transomed casements (Renewed in the C20), with rusticated stucco surrounds. Sir Stephen's coat of arms is carved in a panel above the Tudor arched doorway and there is a latin inscription which reads "MELVIS DE REPVBLICA MERVNT QVI IVVEM TUTEM INSTITVENDAM CVRAVARE QVAM QVI IP SOS LIBEROS". The doorway has the original boarded and studded door and lock. The spandrels to the arch are carved with foliated ornamentation. Roof tiled, with a red brick chimney stack with three octagonal shafts on a rectangular base.

Old House, Manor Farmhouse, Gurton Barn, Trudgetts, 120 The Street with 116E-116F The Square, Lavender Cottage, Cock Inn, The Old Post Office, 123 and 123A The Street, Street Farmhouse and Corner Cottage form a group.

Listing NGR: TL6777650914

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