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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: 1233789



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

County District District Type Parish
WarwickshireRugbyDistrict AuthorityEasenhall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-May-1993

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 409224

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EASENHALL SP 47 NW - 6/10013 Town Thorns - II Country house, now office. 1873 by Alfred Waterhouse for Washington Jackson. Red brick with stone dressings. Roof behind parapet. Brick axial stacks with cornices. PLAN: Square double depth plan, the tower and service wing on the east side demolished. Italianate style. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys 2:1:2 bay north front with rusticated quoins, modillion cornice and parapet with ball finials; centre bay pilastered and with pediment; ground floor large stone port-cochere with pairs of Tuscan columns flanked by canted bay windows; first floor string courses; moulded stone architraves to first and second floor windows, first floor with moulded cornices, second floor with shouldered round arches. Sash windows with margin panes. S elevation 2:1:2 bays, projecting bowed bay at centre with Tuscan columns to stone ground floor and pediments to flanking ground floor windows. 1:2:1 west elevation, projecting bays left and right with 2-storey canted bays. East elevation 3-storeybawon left; plain on right where service wing was attached. INTERIOR: Largely intact features including panelled en- trance hall, open-well open-string staircase with elaborate newel on 3-tier curtail and lantern above. Ornate plaster cornices and original joinery including panelled doors and overdoors.

NOTE: The Town Thorns estate was originally surveyed by Waterhouse for Edward Cropper, but the 1873 commission was for the American, Washington Jackson. SOURCE: C Cunningham, Alfred Waterhouse 1830-1905, Biography of a Practice, p240.

Listing NGR: SP4491279453

Selected Sources

Cunningham, C, Alfred Waterhouse 1830-1905 A Biography of a Practice, (1992)

National Grid Reference: SP4491279453


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