Monument record TMM 006 - Thornham Park; Thornham Hall

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Summary

Thornham Park & Hall. The Hall is believed to be a 16th century 'E' shaped house extensively modernised in the late 17th and 19th centuries. The park is believed to be 17th or early 18th century in date.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 102 719 (2342m by 1255m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM17SW
Civil Parish THORNHAM MAGNA, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Thornham Park & Hall. Thornham Park & Hall. Park Thje Hall is believed to be a 16th century 'E' shaped house extensively modernised in the late 17th and 19th centuries. The park is believed to be 17th or early 18th century in date (S4).
Park delineated on HER map after 1844 tithe map (also see earlier 1765 estate map which shows park pale and excluded church and road to S which were later emparked) (S4); this excludes later extensions to the N, E & W (?) - see, for example, the OS 1880s map. Details to follow in (R1). Includes stables or walled garden N of hall and addition of `Old Drive' and linking pre railroad drive line to `Parkway Lodge' to W (on tithe map) and emparked area of church (TMM 005) , which were not emparked in 1765 (S4).
Hall said to be C15/C16 mansion with park of 300/400 acres and gardens of 25 acres. Portraits of hall in record office (S2).
Large 'Fish Pond' shown on 1844 and later maps. Oval mound shown N of fishpond on OS 1880s and later maps (S3).

See details in Lost Country Houses of Suffolk by WM Roberts.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, 1st ed 1 inch map, 1837.
  • <R1> (No record type): Williamson T, Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Suffolk, 1993.
  • <S2> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk I-Y, 1990.
  • <S3> Map: OS. OS Map. 1926.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Williamson T & Harrison S, Thornham Park - Prop' for Restoration ... Country' Stew'ds'p, April 2003.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Roberts, W.M.. 2010. Lost Country Houses Of Suffolk.

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Record last edited

Aug 22 2017 4:12PM

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