Thorpe Hall

Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a Grade I listed buiding, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice Oliver St John. The house is unusual in being one of the very few mansions built during the Commonwealth period.Parliamentary soldiers were in Peterborough in 1643 during the civil war, they ransacked the cathedral. Parliament disposed of Church property to raise money for the army and navy and Oliver St John bought the lease to the manor of Longthorpe and built Thorpe Hall.

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Thorpe Hall. In November 2011, the Sue Ryder Foundation, Thorpe Hall, was given full planning permission by Peterborough City Council and English Heritage to build a new state-of-the-art, single-storey hospice within the existing grounds.

 

 

 

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