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Thorington Street is a large hamlet on the B1068 road, in the Babergh district, in the English county of Suffolk.The hamlet is part of the civil parish of Stoke-by-Nayland, and is located in between the villages of Stoke-by-Nayland and Higham.
A hamlet is a small human settlement. In different jurisdictions and geographies, hamlets may be the size of a town, village or parish, be considered a smaller settlement or subdivision or satellite entity to a larger settlement. The word and concept of a hamlet have roots in the Anglo-Norman settlement of England, where the old French hamlet came to apply to small human settlements. In British geography, a hamlet is considered smaller than a village and distinctly without a church.
Babergh is a local government district in Suffolk, England. Primarily a rural area, Babergh contains two towns of notable size: Sudbury, and Hadleigh, which was the administrative centre until 2017. Its council headquarters, which are shared with neighbouring Mid Suffolk, are now based in Ipswich.
Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. The North Sea lies to the east. The county town is Ipswich; other important towns include Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Felixstowe, one of the largest container ports in Europe.
The hamlet has approximately 35 houses.
Thorington Hall is a Grade-II* Listed manor house, owned and managed by the National Trust, but not regularly open to the public.It is described as "one of the best timber-framed houses in Suffolk".
The building is timber-framed and plastered.The original house dated from the 16th-century, but little is known about it. The core of the house dates from the 17th-century, but was extended in the following century. The house also displays Witches' Mark (also known as Apotropaic Marks), and several other superstitious practices, including shoes which were left behind walls, bones under the floors and burns on the attic ceilings caused by candles (all thought to ward off evil spirits).
The house was owned by Thomas May until his death in 1645, after which passed through two more generations of his family, both also called Thomas May. In 1700 Thorington Hall was bought by a London Merchant called Bedingfield Heighman and his wife Esther. They extended the house and changed which way the house faced, creating the current entrance. Following their deaths Thorington Hall passed to their daughter, Hester Wade and then, in 1741, to her uncle Thomas White.
Thomas White sold the house in 1746 to Vice-Admiral Sir Joshua Rowley, Bart, of nearby Tendring Hall. Thorington Hall was then incorporated into the Tendring Hall estate and leased as a farmhouse. The same family held the tenancy from 1784 to 1901.The English physician Henry Bence Jones, son of Lieutenant-Colonel William Jones, was born in the Hall on 31 December 1813.
By 1912 Thorington Hall had fallen into disrepair, and by 1937 was "practically derelict". It was purchased the same year by Professor Lionel Penrose who restored the house and donated it to the National Trust in 1940. The Penrose family continued to live in the house until 1973.
During the Penrose's tennancy, the house was used as an evacuation hostel for the Friends Relief Service. Elderly Londoners who had lost their homes during World War II came to live at the Hall. These residents included "an old lady with a fondness for yodelling" and two widowed evacuees who married after meeting at the hall.
The Penrose family left in 1973. In 1976 the National Trust leased the house to "Mr and Mrs Wollaston" who lived in the hall until 2007. The house required modernisation as there was "stinging nettles growing under bookshelves and toothpaste freezing in the tube in winter". The house was modernised following the departure of the Wollaston's, which included installing new plumbing and heating systems and upgrading the bathrooms and kitchen.
The house is again leased to a private tenant but is still owned and managed by the National Trust. The house is not regularly open to the public but takes part in Heritage Open Day (this year 15 Sep 2013).
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