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Thorpe Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hoxne, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3176 / 52°19'3"N

Longitude: 1.2438 / 1°14'37"E

OS Eastings: 621180

OS Northings: 273783

OS Grid: TM211737

Mapcode National: GBR VL1.P86

Mapcode Global: VHL9P.H0WP

Entry Name: Thorpe Hall

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281001

Location: Hoxne, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Hoxne

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Hoxne St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 27 SW
Thorpe Hall
House. Late C16 (said to be 1580), apparently for Sir Guy Thorp. Mid C19
plastered and pantiled kitchen wing added to west. Red brick, laid in English
bond; moulded eaves cornice with a sawtooth brick course above. Parapet
gables. Plaintiled roof. A tall, impressive house of 2 storeys with attics
and an upper attic. 3 x 2 bays; the middle bay, not quite central and quite
narrow, projects to front and rear, rising the full height of the house. All
windows are mullion and transom casements in stuccoed brick, with elliptical
heads to the upper lights; many windows renewed mid C20 but some originals.
Mid C20 leaded glass. Moulded brick pediments over all windows: these were
once stuccoed and the windows had quoined stuccoed surrounds. At the front,
5-light windows to each side. Projecting centre bay forms porch: open
entrance with 3-centred arch (almost semi-circular) and simply-moulded
pedimented surround. Tall reproduction battened plank door with 2-centre
arched head. Inside walls of porch have seats under 4-centre arched recesses.
Above the porch are 3-light windows on the next 2 levels and a 2-light gable
window lighting the upper attic. Gable stacks, each with a fine group of 4
octagonal shafts on moulded brick bases, with corbelled star caps. Gable ends
have 2-light windows above the ground floor, and paired small circular windows
at upper attic level. To the rear the main windows are of 4 lights, with an
extra bay of 2-light windows to the west of the projecting bay. Restored
interior. To the rear a newel stair in 2 flights, the lower flight of C20
date. Some open stuccoed fireplaces. The principal rafters are given
additional support by cruck-like members rising from from the main attic
floor, which is set beneath eaves level. First floor gable window to west has
a dropped sill for a gardrobe. A medieval moat surrounds the site. Sandon,
Suffolk Houses, 1977, pp.238-40.

Listing NGR: TM2118073783

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