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The Old Rectory, Toppesfield

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 114491

OS Grid Reference: TL7375737060
OS Grid Coordinates: 573757, 237060
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0048, 0.5300

Location: The Causeway, Toppesfield, Essex CO9 4DZ

Locality: Toppesfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 4DZ

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Listing Text

6/6 The Old Rectory,
7.8.1952 formerly listed as
The Rectory

House, early C16, altered in C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned N-S with external chimney stacks
to N and W, aspect E. Rear wing from S bay with internal chimney stack at the
junction, and external chimney stack at end. Stair tower in the angle, and
rear extension from N bay, C18, forming an irregular half-H plan. 2 storeys.
Half-glazed door in tiled gabled porch, C19, 3 double-hung sash windows of 15
lights, early C19, and one C19 casement window of 6 lights. First floor, 4
similar windows and one early C18 sash window of 18 lights. Plain plaster band
on S part of front elevation, extending round S elevation. Roof hipped. The
interior has richly roll-moulded beams and joists, early C16, and other beams
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. An internal chimney stack has been removed
from the second bay from the S end, leaving plain joists in this bay. C18 stair
of high quality, the posts fluted with carved Corinthian capitals, and twisted
balusters, complete. C18 pine panelling and folding internal shutters in S
ground floor rooms. Ground floor partition between N and next bay stripped,
revealing wide doorway with 4-centred head, original. RCHM 7.

Listing NGR: TL7375737060

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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