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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1126912



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: City of Peterborough

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 07-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 49711

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LONGTHORPE 1. 1500 Thorpe Hall TF 1901 13/57 7.2.52. I GV 2. Built by Peter Mills (1653-6) for Lord Chief Justice Oliver St John. Now a hospital (August 1970). 3 storeys, attics and basement. Symmetrical composition in ashlar, rusticated quoins. Square, groups of rusticated chimney shafts. North and south elevations are identical: 3 dormers, casements uner pediments, centre one semi-circular. Stone slate roof overhangs on modillions. 7 windows, plain stone surrounds to top floor and ground floor. Porch with Tucan columns supports a balcony. The balcony window on the lst floor has a segmental pediment and shouldered architrave. The windows of bays 2 and 6 have pediments, while the other windows have frieze and moulded cornice. Band at 1st floor height Flight of 8 steps with balustrade supporting 2 urns. Interior:- complete except for library panelling now at Leeds castle. Principal rooms have richly decorated fireplaces and plaster ceilings by Peter Mills. Principal staircase has heavily carved foliated open panels to broad balustrade. Stone screen on landing 1850 by Francis Riiddle of Peterborough. See "Country Life" xvl (1904) p 234: XLVI (19l9) pp 300, 330, 364.

Thorpe Hall & Ancillary buildings form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1705098600

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 16, (1904), 234
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1919), 300 330
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1919), 364
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 5 Cambridgeshire,

National Grid Reference: TL 17050 98600


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