Thorney Hall

A Fragment from a 1780’s map showing Thorney Hall on one bank of the Gipping and Stowmarket  church on the other side. The Hall no longer stands as the coming of the railways in the 1840’s and increasing industrialisation of the area would have changed its pleasant aspect. Its foot print is under the station car park. Find out more about the building of Thorney Hall…

Stowmarket, Thorney & Unkenhulls (Hucklin Hall)

c 1318 ‘Commission on complaint by Richard de Ammondeville the elder that William Dalyzun & others brok his part (?) at Hunkenville & entered his free warrens there 7at Thorney & hunted without his license etc’ C{ ECA Coppinger, Suffolk Records & Ms VolV, Pat rolls 11 Edw 11 pt i 31d)

The manor of Thorney was held by the Nuns of Campsey but granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk in the reign of Henry V111


“The Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint John Marriott, Gent of Stowupland, in this county to be a Master Extrordinary in his Majesty’s High Court of Chancery” (Ipswich Journal 28th march 1795)

Report in the Ipswich Journal, 3rd September 1818. Wednesday se’enight died at the city of Bangor N.Wales in the 22nd year of his age Mr Thomas John Marriott of Jesus College Cambridge youngest son of John Marriott Esq of Thorney Hall in Stowupland  in this County after a short illness.


Saturday last died rather suddenly, John Marriott Esq of Thorney Hall, Stowupland. (Ipswich Journal 14th August 1824)

9th september, 1843

Sale of stock & implements of Mr.F.A. Abbott of Thorney Hall, Stowupland (Ipswich Journal)

1848 – to be sold by auction by Henry Cross

‘on FridayJune 23rd 1848 at 11 o’clock a.m. by A large quantity of excellent Building Materials, Fixtures etc in that capital substantial Mansion called Thorney Hall which is about being converted into a Mercantile Premises’.

Ipswich Journal 10th June 1848

Lords of the Manor

13th century – Roger de Huntingfield (so lonks to Alderton, Pettistree and Cookley)
1316 Richard Amundeville
1513 Inquis p.m. of Edward Ufford
1537 Thomas Woodhouse (linked to Freckenham)
1557 to 1561 John Reppes, mid 16th century Henry Reppes
1693 Robert Jacobs
1786 to 1797 Edmund Tyrell
1808 Charles Tyrell Esq ., custom of gravelkind (equal shares)
1839 Mrs Mariott resident in Hall
1844 to 1855  Charles Tyrell
1900 Trustees of late Lieu Col W.R. Tyrell
1906 to 1916 Lord George Gudgeon












From the 1920′ s there were 3 Lords of Thorney Manor

H.F. Harwood (qv Stowupland Hall)

John Hervey

George Gudgeon who was succeeded by his nephew’s widow Mrs Warner