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House in the Clouds

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorpeness, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1818 / 52°10'54"N

Longitude: 1.6095 / 1°36'34"E

OS Eastings: 646855

OS Northings: 259874

OS Grid: TM468598

Mapcode National: GBR YZM.5QY

Mapcode Global: VHM7X.VF88

Plus Code: 9F435JJ5+PR

Entry Name: House in the Clouds

Listing Date: 26 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287261

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402842

ID on this website: 101287261

Location: Thorpeness, East Suffolk, IP16

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: Aldringham cum Thorpe

Built-Up Area: Thorpeness

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Aldringham with Thorpe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Water tower and house. 1923 by Frederick Forbes Glennie as part of the Thorpeness village development for Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie. Steel box frame clad with weatherboarding. Pantiled roof Square on plan. Lower stages consist of a 5-storey tower entered through an arched doorway in south face. Fenestration of small single and 2-light casements set at corners. East and west sides
with external rendered brick stacks rising through superstructure. Superstructure of 2 storeys contains water tank, oversailing on all sides and supported on arched corner braces. North and south faces with one 4-light casement beneath a 3-light casement, east and west faces with a canted
bay window set in front of stack. Gabled roof. INTERIOR. Not inspected. A landmark and the best-known building in this resort village.

Historical Note: The owner of Thorpeness Estate, Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, himself conceiving the project, designed and sketched out the whole village and commissioned the architects involved.

Listing NGR: TM4685559874

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