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Old Rectory, Cheselbourne

Description: Old Rectory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106226

OS Grid Reference: SY7619799871
OS Grid Coordinates: 376197, 99871
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7979, -2.3391

Location: Cheselbourne, Dorset DT2 7NP

Locality: Cheselbourne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7NP

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Listing Text

SY 79 NE

5/38 Old Rectory



Former rectory, now private house. Late C16, extended to east and north in
early C19. Front refenestrated in C19. Knapped flint walls, banded with
stone and brick, with ashlar quoins and dressings. Clay tile roofs with
stone slate eaves courses, roof of the porch entirely stone slated. Rebuilt
brick stacks on gable ends. Plan, original building, plain rectangle of 3
bays, original partitioning now doubtful. Staircase is in the north wing.
Two storeys and attics. 3 windows and 2 windows. Ground floor has 3-light
hollow-chamfered stone mullions, having wood casements with glazing bars,
all late C19. First floor has 2-light mullions, original but reset. The
extension in knapped flint and brick has 3-light casement to ground floor,
with segmental brick arch over, and two 2-light casements over, with
segmental brick heads. Central porch has a doorway with moulded jambs,
2-leaf flush panel door, with fanlight over with radiating glazing bars.
North range, at centre, has brick and flint banded walls. Early C19 sashes
with thin glazing bars. Wood cills, brick arches over. Original rear
doorway is visible owing to its exposed label, C16. Interior: east wall of
original building has stone fireplace with rectangular head and jambs
outlined by a heavy roll-mould. The deep lintel has remains of painted
decoration in dark red depicting fleurs-de-lis c1600. North jamb has
blocked opening to an oven. West room has a fireplace with moulded jambs
and square head, c1600. Stone lintel over a blocked opening in north wall,
is carved with a shield, sun and green man face, c C17. (RCHM Dorset III,

Listing NGR: SY7619799871

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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