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Town Thorns

A Grade II Listed Building in Easenhall, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4112 / 52°24'40"N

Longitude: -1.3411 / 1°20'28"W

OS Eastings: 444912

OS Northings: 279453

OS Grid: SP449794

Mapcode National: GBR 7NK.XCS

Mapcode Global: VHCTH.PNVD

Entry Name: Town Thorns

Listing Date: 12 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1233789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409224

Location: Easenhall, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Easenhall

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Harborough Magna All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

The following Buildings shall be added:-

EASENHALL
SP 47 NW -
6/10013 Town Thorns
- II
Country house, now office. 1873 by Alfred Waterhouse for Washington
Jackson. Red brick with stone dressings. Roof behind parapet. Brick
axial stacks with cornices. PLAN: Square double depth plan, the tower
and service wing on the east side demolished. Italianate style.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys 2:1:2 bay north front with rusticated quoins,
modillion cornice and parapet with ball finials; centre bay pilastered
and with pediment; ground floor large stone port-cochere with pairs
of Tuscan columns flanked by canted bay windows; first floor string
courses; moulded stone architraves to first and second floor windows,
first floor with moulded cornices, second floor with shouldered round
arches. Sash windows with margin panes. S elevation 2:1:2 bays,
projecting bowed bay at centre with Tuscan columns to stone ground
floor and pediments to flanking ground floor windows. 1:2:1 west
elevation, projecting bays left and right with 2-storey canted bays.
East elevation 3-storeybawon left; plain on right where service wing
was attached. INTERIOR: Largely intact features including panelled en-
trance hall, open-well open-string staircase with elaborate newel on
3-tier curtail and lantern above. Ornate plaster cornices and original
joinery including panelled doors and overdoors.

NOTE: The Town Thorns estate was originally surveyed by Waterhouse for
Edward Cropper, but the 1873 commission was for the American,
Washington Jackson.
SOURCE: C Cunningham, Alfred Waterhouse 1830-1905, Biography of a
Practice, p240.


Listing NGR: SP4491279453

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