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The Old Rectory and Swanwic House The Old Rectory Under Kings Road, Swanage

Description: The Old Rectory and Swanwic House The Old Rectory Under Kings Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108250

OS Grid Reference: SZ0275678802
OS Grid Coordinates: 402756, 78802
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6089, -1.9624

Location: Church Hill, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1HR

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 1HR

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Listing Text

(south side)
The Old Rectory and Swanwic House
SZ 0278 NE 5/124 26.6.52 (formerly listed as The Old
Rectory under Kings Road)

Now 2 houses. The oldest part dates from the mid C17, enlarged in C18 and early C19.
Various later lean-to additions. Purbeck Stone walls and roofs. The original plan
form is difficult to determine owing to successive enlargements and alterations. Two
storeys and attics. Gabled roofs, some with half-hips. Some double-hung sash windows
some casements. Entrance door to The Old Rectory has a carved stone head dated
July 10, 1667, with initials WR for William Rose - Rector at the time - possibly the
builder of the house. Next to this is a fragment of medieval window tracery. These
features may have been re-set. Interior considerable altered. RCHM Monument 7.

Listing NGR: SZ0275678802

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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