Thorpe Hall (Peterborough)wikipedia
Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.
Thorpe Hall

Peter Mills (1598-1670)

Peter Mills
Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.
In 1653 he designed Thorpe Hall near Peterborough for Oliver St John, Oliver Cromwell’s Lord Chief Justice.

Longthorpe, Peterborough

Longthorpe
Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.
Oliver St John, a Lord Chief Justice who supported Parliament in the civil war, bought the lease of the manor of Longthorpe and built Thorpe Hall.

Oliver St John

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Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.
St John built Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in Peterborough between 1653 and 1656.

Peterborough

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Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.
Nearby Thorpe Hall is one of the few mansions built in the Commonwealth period.

Sue Ryder (charity)

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After a period as a hospital, it is currently used as a Sue Ryder Care hospice.

Francis Ruddle

A stone screen on the landing was added in 1850 by Francis Ruddle of Peterborough.
Other work by Ruddle during his career includes Thorpe Hall (Peterborough), Thicket Priory, Ripon Cathedral, the Queen's private chapel at Windsor Castle, All Saints' Church, Oakham, the chapel at Balliol College, Oxford and the former British Embassy in Constantinople (Istanbul).

Peterborough District Hospital

War Memorial Hospital
Also transferred were Thorpe Hall (maternity 1943–1970), The Gables (maternity 1947–1970), the Smallpox Hospital (1884–1970), Isolation Hospital (1901–1981), and St. John's Close (mentally ill c.1930–1971).

Sir John Hartopp, 3rd Baronet

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Mary Gould married Sir Francis St John, of Thorpe Hall (Peterborough), a descendent of the Roundhead Oliver St John

Listed building

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Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.

Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

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Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.

Commonwealth of England

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The house is unusual in being one of the very few mansions built during the Commonwealth period.

Hospice

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After a period as a hospital, it is currently used as a Sue Ryder Care hospice.

English Civil War

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While Parliamentary soldiers were in Peterborough in 1643 during the civil war, they ransacked the cathedral.

Peterborough Cathedral

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While Parliamentary soldiers were in Peterborough in 1643 during the civil war, they ransacked the cathedral.

Manorialism

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Parliament disposed of Church property to raise money for the army and navy and the parliamentarian Oliver St John bought the lease to the manor of Longthorpe and built Thorpe Hall.

John Evelyn

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In 1654 it was described by the author John Evelyn as "a stately place...built out of the ruins of the Bishop's Palace and cloisters."

Palace

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In 1654 it was described by the author John Evelyn as "a stately place...built out of the ruins of the Bishop's Palace and cloisters."

Cloister

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In 1654 it was described by the author John Evelyn as "a stately place...built out of the ruins of the Bishop's Palace and cloisters."

Ashlar

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A symmetrical composition in ashlar, rusticated quoins, with square, groups of rusticated chimney shafts; the north and south elevations are identical, three dormers, casements under pediments, the centre one semi-circular.

Quoin

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A symmetrical composition in ashlar, rusticated quoins, with square, groups of rusticated chimney shafts; the north and south elevations are identical, three dormers, casements under pediments, the centre one semi-circular.

Rustication (architecture)

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A symmetrical composition in ashlar, rusticated quoins, with square, groups of rusticated chimney shafts; the north and south elevations are identical, three dormers, casements under pediments, the centre one semi-circular.