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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 23 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 129289
OS Grid Reference: SP0315615621
OS Grid Coordinates: 403156, 215621
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8392, -1.9556
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SP 0315 WITHINGTON WITHINGTON VILLAGE
8/185 The Old Rectory
(formerly listed as the Rectory)
Former rectory now house. C14, early C18, late C18-early C19.
C14 wing, random dressed limestone, early C18 central body ashlar,
late C19-early C18 stableblock coursed squared and dressed
limestone. Stone slate roof, stone and artificial stone stacks.
'U' shaped plan; early C18 open range at centre. C14 hall range
on west late C18-early C19 stable block on east, the whole forming
a 3-sided courtyard. C19 extension to right gable end of late C18
range outside courtyard. C14 range; 2 storeys, flat-chamfered
plinth, east wall (facing courtyard) refaced mid-late C16. Three-
light hollow-chamfered, stone-mullioned casement with 4-centred
arched heads and carved spandrels to first floor. Three-light,
double-chamfered, stone-mullioned casement right. Similar 2 and
3-light windows to ground floor. All windows with hexagonal
leaded panes and stanchions. Gable end refaced early C19 to match
gable end of stableblock. Central 6-panel door to ground floor,
12-pane sash with horns to first floor, bull's-eye window with
radiating glazing bars to attic. Left-hand return (facing
churchyard); two 2-light double-chamfered, stone-mullioned
casements and one flat-chamfered 2-light stone-mullioned casement.
First floor lit byone 2 and one 3-light late C18-early C19 stone-
mullioned casement. Single light with double-chamfered surround
right. Leaded panes to most stone-mullioned casements. Two 12-
pane sashes with wide glazing bars for first floor of gable end of
early C18 range left (work in progress on ground floor windows
Central range: symmetrical, 2-storey, 5-windowed, 12-pane sashes
with horns to first floor. Central C18 door with decorative
fielded panelling up 6 stone steps, triangular pediment on
consoles. Two 12-pane sashes either side of door, 4-pane cellar
lights under each ground floor window. Central stairs projection
with round-headed stair light in rear wall. Stable block right;
2 storeys and attic. Wall facing courtyard blank. Gable end as
gable end to C14 range but with 12-pane sash in place of door.
C20 wood-mullioned cross windows with leaded panes and timber
lintels in right-hand wall. Five hipped dormers to attic. Roof;
early C18 range with hipped gable ends and hipped roof to stairs
projection. Lateral and axial stacks some with moulded cappings,
flat gable end coping with roll-cross saddles.
Interior: C14 range; 3-bay formerly open hall at north end with
probably 2-bay solar arch-braced collar beam trusses with moulded
soffits tohall. Double flat-chamfered through purlins with flat
chamfers . Intermediary principal rafters between braced trusses.
Floor with moulded spine beam inserted C15. Wall dividing solar
from hall with exposed curving 'V' struts from tie beam to collar,
similar curving struts from collar to principal rafters: late C18
range open wall staircase with column on vase balusters, wreathed
handrail and curtail step, fielded panelling to staircase dado.
Skirtings, architraves and doors on ground floor mostly reused
from The Grange Hampshire. Several marble fireplaces on ground
and first floors also reused. Well at east end. King post roof.
Early C19 stable block retains some original hay baskets set in
recesses, first floor and attic now converted. C14 range may have
been a hall of the Bishops of Worcester.
Listing NGR: SP0316615622
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Source: English Heritage
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