House In The Clouds
- 14 Jun 2002
- House In The Clouds, Aldringham Cum Thorpe, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP16 4NQ
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TM45NE ALDRINGHAM THORPENESS CUM THORPE 7/10003 House-in-the-Clouds
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 ofa 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: TM4684959876
Copyright IoE Mr Keith Atkins. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Atkins, Keith
Rights Holder: Atkins, Keith
Brick, Pantile, Render, Steel, Weatherboard, 20th Century House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Water Tower, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Storage Site, Resort Village, Village, Settlement, Model Settlement