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Date Listed: 1 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 146078
OS Grid Reference: SU5558917734
OS Grid Coordinates: 455589, 117734
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9564, -1.2099
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BISHOPS WALTHAM FREE STREET
SU 55 17
(Formerly the Rectory.)
House, built as the Rectory c1805. Walls of brickwork in Flemish bond, rubbed
flat arches, some cambered and semi-circular arches, 1st floor band, brick
eaves band with large dentils (of coupled bricks). Hipped slate roof, gabled
to lower service wings. A square Regency house (with plain service wing) of two
storeys, having three different formal elevations. The west (garden) elevation
is symmetrical, of five windows, with a central half-circle (Diocletion) light
above a cambered arch. Sashes in reveals, reaching to the floor level at the
ground floor, the base of the wall marked by a continuous moulded stone step.
The south (entrance) elevation has a lower wing recessed to the east side (which
has been partly demolished, leaving the front wall), of 4.2. upper windows:
sashes in reveals. The doorway is framed by a large semicircular brick arch
with stone key and impost blocks, with a radiating fanlight, side windows and
door within thin reeded pilasters, and 6 panelled door. The wing is less
regular, with a plain arch doorway. The north elevation (of the main block) has
a half-hexagonal bay, of three lights, to the eastern half, below a large
window with cambered head and triple sash, the west side formed as two full-
height recesses below cambered heads; to the east side the lower service wing
has two above three sash windows. Inside, most of the original features remain,
with staircase, panelled doors in architraves, and shutters.
Listing NGR: SP5571918045
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Source: English Heritage
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