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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103291
OS Grid Reference: ST8913705355
OS Grid Coordinates: 389137, 105355
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8476, -2.1557
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BLANDFORD ST MARY
ST 80 NE LOWER BLANDFORD ST MARY
5/9 The Old Rectory (formerly
14-7-55 listed as the Vicarage)
Rectory, dated RW 17j2 on staircase, early C19 alterations and north western
extension of 1870. Facade in header bond brickwork with tiled roof having
slate margins and end brick stacks. Coved plaster cornice. 2 storeys with
attics and basements. 5 bay 2:1:2. Flat gauged arches to windows with ] part
keystones. Brick aprons. Upper floor has original 12-pane sashes with thick
moulded glazing bars. Lower floor has replacement 12-pane sashes. Door approached
up semi-circular flight of steps. Doorcase has moulded, lugged architrave and
pilastered surround with open segmental hood borne on double-scroll consoles
with acanthus enrichment above. 8 fielded-panel door. Early C19 canted bays
to rear. C19 extension is in English-bond brickwork and has hipped, tiled roof.
Of 4 irregular window ranges including a projecting bay right. Various sash
and casement windows, some of the ground floor openings having relieving arches.
Near central C20 part-glazed plank door.
Internally the main house has an original oak staircase with ] balusters per
head. These take the form of vases surmounted by Tuscan columns. The newels
are larger Tuscan columns. The spandrels bear carved scrolls. Heavy moulded
handrail. The wooden landing fascia bears arabesques and is dated. There are
various moulded cornices and panelling and several early C19 fireplaces. The
whole house is very similar to some of the larger town houses of Blandford Forum.
(R.C.H.M. Dorset, vol. IV, p.42/], no.]. Newman. J, and Pevsner, N. The
Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.101/2.)
Listing NGR: ST8913705355
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Source: English Heritage
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