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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: 1127481



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


District: City of Peterborough

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Thorney

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 22-Oct-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Feb-1982

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 50359

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1. 5141 THORNEY ABBEY PLACE (west side) Thorney Abbey and Abbey House (formerly listed as Thorney Abbey under Whittlesey Road, The Green TF 2804 41/567 22.10.52 I GV 2. Late C16 house (Abbey House) to east and 1660 west wing (Thorney Abbey) with connecting range. The west wing was built in 1660 and designed by Peter Mills (architect of Thorpe Hall) with John Lovin as the builder, or perhaps designed by Lovin himself. It is a fine house of the period. Square on plan. Stone, rendered with masonry joint lining, stone quoins, string course and plinth. Coved eaves cornice, and steeply pitched hipped roof of Collyweston stones. Two storeys and attic. South side, 5 bays. Ovolo moulded stone mullion/transom 2-light windows with moulded architraves, some with leaded panes. Central doorway with stone panelled pilasters and pediment on corbels, glazed door and rectangular fanlight. Hipped dormers. North and west elevations similar but 3 bays. Large central rusticated chimney stack with panelled sides and cornice. Terrace balustrading to west front with panelled piers and wide flight of steps at centre. Interior of west wing: panelled dining room with pilastered chimney piece with eared panel with volutes, doorcases in similar style. Other rooms with similar chimney pieces and doorcases. Staircase with ornamented balusters and square newels with panelled sides containing garlands, and with finials, moulded string with Victorian scroll frieze. The 2 storey late C16 east wing is the original house and has 2 gables to south, one with 2 storeyed splayed bay, stone mullion windows with cornices, stone rubble with Collyweston stone roof with coped gables. The east side facing road is 5 bays, sashes with glazing bars, right hand moulded stone doorcase with dentilled flat hood on shaped brackets. The link range has possibly re-used Norman arch and round piers from the monastery. Country Life 27 September 1919.

Listing NGR: TF2819104180

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'Country Life' in 27 September, (1919)

National Grid Reference: TF 28191 04180


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