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Old Rectory, Redmarley D'abitot

Description: Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 126007

OS Grid Reference: SO7590931221
OS Grid Coordinates: 375909, 231221
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9789, -2.3521

Location: Redmarley D'Abitot, Gloucestershire GL19 3NB

Locality: Redmarley D'abitot
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL19 3NB

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Listing Text

SO 73 SE (south side)

6/188 Old Rectory


Former rectory, now house. Early C18, altered late C18 and
early/mid C19. Front Flemish bond brickwork, white pointing:
rear wing Flemish garden wall bond; tiled roof, with bands of
fish-scale tiles to front. Five-window, 3-room front, one room
deep with narrow rooms behind chimneys at rear: 2-bay rear wing
forming 'L': later block in angle: 2½ storeys. Entrance front:
brick plinth, moulded stone top; 3-window centre breaks forward
slightly. Half-glazed front door, up 2 stone steps, bottom 2
panels flush. Semi-circular fanlight over with radiating glazing
bars. Timber surround, plain impost blocks, dummy keystone:
panelled pilasters each side, consoles to open pediment. Two sash
windows each side, moulded brick sills, cambered heads, including
to sashes with shaped, dummy keystone to frame: cambered, rubbed
brick arch. Set back close to inner windows. On right end of
later brick bay, plinth reused from house, tall, 8-pane sash, cambered
brick arch,dentil eaves, flat roof. First floor: windows as
ground floor; in centre 4-pane wide sash with semi-circular head,
thick glazing bars. Paired consoles under ends of moulded sill,
carrying brick pilasters each side, moulded bases and capitals,
projecting rubbed brick arch over, brick keystone extended up to
dentil floor to pediment, broken forward for keystones. Dentil
eaves, with 2 course top, extending to floor and verge of central
pediment. Diocletian window in centre, rubbed brick arch, flush
brick keystone. Iron weathervane on apex. Hipped roof, flat
centre on ridge. Lateral chimneys each side to rear, set on wall
between front and narrow rear rooms. Left return, early C19 brick
bow, no plinth, 3 tall sash windows ground floor, from near floor
level: curved sashes, sightly cambered brick arches with stone
keystones. First floor dummy windows to match each side, 24-pane
sash in centre. Dentil eaves, flat roof, hipped dormer in main
roof over, 12-pane window with unequal sashes.
Interior: entrance hall off centre to left. Six-panel doors, all
fielded, in eared surrounds: moulded handrail to stairs, swept up
to turned newels, turned balusters with square knobs, cut strings,
fretwork ends to treads: fielded panelling to space below.
Panelled shutters to room on left: original boarded door to cellar
stairs. Servants' stairs to attics in part of space behind
chimney on right. Panelled window seat and shutters to stair
window, front first floor: moulded plaster cornice. Roof to
front collar truss, cruck-like brace from floor beam against wall,
and adjacent to principal rafter. To rear wing interrupted tie
beam trusses, collar, angled strut from floor beam: one pair
purlins, plank ridge. Cellar under whole front block: brick
vault to right end only. Brickwork was painted at some period,
cleaned off front elevation in late C20. Front block probably
built against or to replace part of earlier house, this in its turn
replaced by brick rear wing.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire, The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970).

Listing NGR: SO7590931221

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Source: English Heritage

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