Tudor House

21 Mar 2003
Tudor House, Thorpe By Water, Rutland, LE15 9JQ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

THORPE BY WATER SP 89 NE 4/152 10.11.55 Tudor House.


House. Dated 1597 on small stone tablet not necessarily original to house. Of at least 2 c.1600-early C17 builds. Coursed limestone rubble, Collyweston slate roof, coped gables, ashlar chimneys with pairs of square shafts to left and between right bays. L-plan, with altered range of former outbuildings forming U-plan. 2 storeys and attic, 3 bay front. Windows have ovolo-moulded limestone mullions and varying cornices. All front windows are of 4 lights, those to left bay each with one light blocked and quadrant cornice above. Windows in right bays have casement cornices, and lower windows have lowered sills. To right of left bay is a C20 half-glazed door recessed behind a C17 limestone door surround with stops to mouldings, 4-centred arch and casement cornice. Right gable end has 3-light window with cyma recta cornice to ground floor, C20 3-light concrete window in matching style to first floor, and 2-light attic window. Similar windows to rear wing, mostly with casement cornices, the attic window in gabled dormer. To rear of left bay is a range of former outbuildings and bakery, now of only one storey with flat C20 roof, but formerly higher. W side of this wing incorporates older fragments, with C20 window set between moulded stone jambs and with moulded wooden fireplace lintel above. There is also a moulded stone door lintel. Interior: left bay has large open fireplace with arched window and wooden lintel shaped into depressed arch; moulded stone fireplace with 4-centred arch moved from room above to ground floor of right bay. Other first floor rooms have similar stone fireplaces, that in centre bay with stone box cornice.

Another similar fireplace in attic of rear wing. Rear wing also has original winder stair with knob handles to newel post, and re-set stone tablets with inscriptions commemorating John Osborne, a nonconformist who died 1668. Tablets originally set into wall of orchard. Stop-chamfered spine beams. Left bay has been partitioned so as to provide a cross-passage.

Listing NGR: SP8935696463


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2238 IOE Records taken by Keith Wise; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Keith Wise. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Wise, Keith

Rights Holder: Wise, Keith


Limestone, Lincolnshire Limestone, Rubble, Tudor House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Stuart Domestic, Jacobean Dwelling, Plaque, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Oubliette, Unassigned, Building