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Wycliffe Old Rectory, Wycliffe with Thorpe

Description: Wycliffe Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111794

OS Grid Reference: NZ1159914292
OS Grid Coordinates: 411599, 514292
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5238, -1.8223

Location: Wycliffe, Durham DL12 9TS

Locality: Wycliffe with Thorpe
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9TS

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Listing Text


7/203 Wycliffe Old


Rectory, 1733. Rendered and colour-washed stone with cut dressings; graduated
stone slate roof. Rectangular block with projecting wings at each end of
south front; and north-east wing.

South elevation 2 storeys, 1 + 3 + 1 bays. 7 steps up to central Tuscan porch,
enclosing renewed 6-panel door with 3-pane overlight. Flanking 30-pane sashes
with segmental-arched heads; 12-pane sashes above. Lower projecting wings:
each has steps up to 32-pane French window; and 16-pane sash above. 12-pane
sashes, some renewed, on 1-bay inner returns. Hip-ended roof. Main block
roof is hipped to the right and has a coped gable to the left; left end stack
and 3 low ridge stacks. 4-bay right return shows 12-pane sashes on both
floors. Tall rear elevation above basement has scattered fenestration
including tall arched stair window, with intersecting glazing bars, and three
16-pane sashes.

Interior: Fielded-panel doors in moulded doorcases with paterae; folding
panelled shutters on H-hinges; moulded cornices; dogleg closed-string stair
with urn-on-vase balusters,square fluted newels and moulded handrail.

Two 1st floor rooms at the west end of the Old Rectory are now incorporated
into the West House.

Historical note: the house was built at the sole expense of Thomas Robinson,
rector 1731-69.

H.D. Pritchett, 'John D. Wycliffe' (reprint of articles in 'Darlington and
Stockton Times') 1935, p.1.

Listing NGR: NZ1160014295

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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