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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115368
OS Grid Reference: TL7695016797
OS Grid Coordinates: 576950, 216797
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8218, 0.5661
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TL 71 NE FAIRSTEAD FAIRSTEAD ROAD
2/15 (15/236) The Old Rectory,
formerly listed as The
House. Of C16 or earlier origin, restyled in C18, extended in early C19 and
C20. Mainly timber framed and plastered, partly of painted brick, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Irregular half-H plan facing NE, with 2 internal
stacks. Early C19 extension of painted brick to rear left, with stack in left
wall. C20 single-storey extensions to right and rear right. 2 storeys. One
tripartite sash of 4-12-4 lights, one quadripartite sash of 4-4-4-4 lights, 4
sashes of 12 lights on first floor, with some crown glass. 3 C20 doors, of
which one is in early C19 style with fluted pilasters, pedimented porch and
segmental fanlight. Roofs mainly hipped. The earliest exposed evidence is in
the front bay of the right wing, which has a binding beam with pyramid stops,
close studding on the first floor, and gabled crownpost roof with axial bracing.
Elsewhere, extensive C18 re-styling may conceal parts of an earlier timber
structure. Tile early C19 extension at rear left has a splayed bay of sashes
with internal folding shutters, original plaster coving and original first floor
cast iron grate. Similar cast iron grate on first floor of left wing. Elegant
early C19 staircase with very thin turned balusters and wreathed rail, all of
Listing NGR: TL7695016797
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Source: English Heritage
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