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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105852
OS Grid Reference: ST5743307808
OS Grid Coordinates: 357433, 107808
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8682, -2.6063
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ST 5707 MELBURY OSMOND
The Old Rectory
Former rectory in garden, now private dwelling. C17 south range, with C17 or C18
range at right angles to north of it, which in turn has a C19 addition on its
east side at north end. Present entrance now on west front. Rubble-stone walls.
Slate roofs, ridge east-west on south range, with stone gable-copings, and 2
parallel ridges run north. Brick stacks at gable ends of south range, and on
ridge of north-east wing, and in valley behind. Two storeys and attics. East
elevation, from south to north: gable-end of south range has 2-light hollow-
chamfered stone mullions with separate labels over and iron casements. Single
light window in gable-head. Right of this, 2-light wood casements. Projecting
north-east range, 3 windows: ground floor has 2-light and 3-light casements with
glazing-bars. First floor, two sashes with glazing-bars, and a 3-light casement
with glazing-bars. Stone architraves and cills. Doorway at centre, with a flat
stone architrave and C20 door. South wall has two 2-light ovolo-moulded stone
mullions with separate labels, and C19 iron casements, irregular spaced. West
elevation, also very irregular, with a projecting stack embrasure of the
gable-end. Left of this, the front entrance, panelled and glazed door, C20.
Iron casements with lead lights over this. Interior: the west part of the
cross-wing has original moulded ceiling-beams with a central boss carved as a
sunflower. Open fireplace. Dining-room has exposed ceiling beams and C17 door.
Early C18 staircase has turned balusters, and a ramped handrail.
(RCHM. Dorset I, p.160 (2))
Listing NGR: ST5743307803
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