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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 29 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 151766
OS Grid Reference: SO8218161922
OS Grid Coordinates: 382181, 261922
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2552, -2.2624
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SO 86 SW HOLT CP off A 443 (west side)
2/96 The Old Rectory
House, used as rectory, now divided into 2 houses. C16, rebuilt in C17,
extended and altered in mid-C18 and mid-C19. Brick, tiled roofs, gable end
parapets, large external coursed sandstone rubble chimney to west elevation
with rebuilt brick stack, additional brick chimneys to sides and ridge of
front range and to rear. Two storeys partly with dentilled eaves cornice.
U-shaped plan, the eastern arm now forming the front elevation. Sandstone
chimney is oldest part, probably at gable end of earlier timber-framed
building on east-west axis. During C17 a 3 storey brick block of 2 parallel
ranges replaced this structure and in 1739 this was reduced to 2 storeys and
an additional block added to its east elevation. c1800 a further block was
added to the east and a gardener's cottage built to the north of the house.
Later during the C19 the cottage was incorporated into the house by means of
a linking wing with the east front; also a north wing was added to the C17
west range and a gabled porch was built onto the east front. East front
elevation: The c1800 left half is of orange and blue brick patterned Flemish
bond. Four windows width; central entrance; all windows have cambered
heads; ground floor windows are glazing bar sashes; on first floor the c1800
left half has two 3-light casements; the c1850 right half has 2 C20 casements.
Central, brick, gabled porch, scalloped bargeboards and part-glazed door
with cambered head. Gable end of former gardener's house adjoins to right
having a C20 door and blocked ground floor window and attic light. The C18
part of the south elevation has a moulded doorcase with broken pediment and
entablature on Doric columns; part-glazed door. Interior Alcove to left of
sandstone chimney on both floors was formerly baking oven. A diamond-shaped
plaque in the central C18 part of the building bears the initials "J F W"
and the date "1739" and refers to the Reverend John Whitehead, who was
responsible for the C18 additions.
Listing NGR: SO8218161922
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Source: English Heritage
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