Thorington Hall, Stoke by Nayland

Thorington Hall, Stoke by Nayland

Thorington Hall is one of the best timber-framed houses in Suffolk.

Building phases determine its unusual shape and it may also be because adjoining buildings have since been demolished. The staggered roofline, for example, shows the difference between the 1630 house and 1700 extension.

You can see several Apotropaic or witches’ marks in the house.

Look out for interesting features on the staircase too, including engravings on the window panes.

There is 17th-century graffiti on the panes of the west staircase window and a previous occupant carved their initials in the attic wall in 1771.

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