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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 8 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 136566
OS Grid Reference: SU7790260880
OS Grid Coordinates: 477902, 160880
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3417, -0.8830
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SU 76 SE EVERSLEY
2/39 The Old Rectory (formerly
listed as Rectory)
C17 and C18. 2 storeys and attic. A large house originally with gabled
projecting wings to the main (east) front. This was altered in the C18, to
form a continuous symmetrical facade, with large 2-storeyed bays (each of 3
windows) planted on the wings. The centre is of 3 parts, with a Venetian window
above the doorway (now masked by a modern glazed porch), 3 other windows have
been filled to make panels leaving one window on the upper floor. Red tile roof,
hipped over bays (below the older gables). Casements, mullion and transom to
ground floor bays). The south elevation has 3 gabled dormers, and the wall has
an exposed timber frame, and a massive chimney breast (tapering upwards) at the
east end; also a large bay on the ground floor; casements. Walling and frame
infill of red brickwork. Famed as the residence of Charles Kingsley 1844-75
listed II* for literary associations. The "Water Babies" was written here.
Listing NGR: SU7789260876
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Source: English Heritage
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