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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 117975
OS Grid Reference: TQ5038099472
OS Grid Coordinates: 550380, 199472
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6739, 0.1734
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TQ 59 NW STAPLEFORD TAWNEY CHURCH ROAD
7/283 The Old Rectory
A very fine house incorporating C13 core to left. Circa C1700. Red brick
facing and C18/19 extensions and renovations. Now half H plan. Left return
C18 beaded weatherboard clad. Hipped red tiled roof with two pedimented
dormers. 2 storeys, attics and large brick cellar. Parapet with band and
coping. 7 window range of circa 1700 small paned vertical sliding sashes with
moulded glazing bars and gauged brick arches. Central Doric Porch with flat
canopy and frieze with triglyphs and metopes. Door with small paned glazing
and frieze over. To the right is a good early conservatory with moulded timber
frame, cast iron internal brackets and original winding window opening
mechanism. Iron finials to ridge. Brick base. Central red brick attached
diagonal shaft chimney and red brick chimney to right. 5 circular iron tie
plates. Timber and leaded bell cote at rear. The right return has an early
C19 2 storey bay with contemporary small paned sliding sash windows and door
with glazed margins. Internally pilasters with moulded capitals and bases in
the panelled hall lead to c1820 dog leg staircase. Panelled gun cupboards
either side of door. Round head window to pilaster screen wall. Circa 1700
or earlier moulded stone firesurround. Detailing throughout relates to circa
1680-1700 or to the circa 1800-1820 renovations and include 3 Adam
firesurrounds, panelled walls, dado's, wainscots and ceiling coving. Panelled
shutters to all windows. Many C17 doors with hand wrought hinges and catches.
Many C18/19 panelled doors with brass handles and locks, one of which has a
drop bolt. In an attic is a C16 or earlier, nailed, 3 board door. There is
a working pump and a well in the large brick partitioned cellar. A section
of C13 scroll moulding dates the 2 bay fragment of former crosswing. (To the
left of the House). The original roof was replaced C17 with a good quality
framed side purlin construction, using some heavily sooted timbers from the
medieval hall. There are jowled storey posts. Lead from roof is inscribed
"Mark Webster 1861, 1872" with various other graffiti. The chimney stack is
of Mid-C16 with C17 concertina shaft added. The House is set in a very pleasant
moated garden with the following 4 listed buildings. C18/19 walled garden to
the rear has been restored. RCHM 4.
Listing NGR: TQ5038099472
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Source: English Heritage
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