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The Old Rectory on East of Parish Church, Widford

Description: The Old Rectory on East of Parish Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 160047

OS Grid Reference: TL4135315777
OS Grid Coordinates: 541353, 215777
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8227, 0.0496

Location: B1004, Widford, Hertfordshire SG12 8RL

Locality: Widford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG12 8RL

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/5 The Old Rectory
on E of parish church


Rectory, now a house. C18 extended to both sides in early C19.
Brick colourwashed with grey brick chimneys to newer parts.
Hipped slate roofs. An irregular 2 storeys large house facing S
with a formal garden front facing N over the Ash Valley. The
highest part is a 3 windows, 2 storeys and basement part in the
middle of the N front. This and the lower part on the S side of
it were probably the extent of the house in the C18. The N part
has flat gauged arches and, recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes,
and a modillioned cornice. The S part has 2 sash windows under
gauged arches, a triple window on the right. The narrower window
may be in the position of the original door. In the early C19 a
2 storey W wing was added which is slightly lower than the centre
part in the N front but much higher than the S part. This has 2
windows and the entrance on the right. Recessed sash windows
under segmental gauged arches with 6/6 panes. Wide eaves
overhang with plastered soffit. A flat topped, heavy Tuscan
porch with columns, pilasters and full entablature. 6-panel
half-glazed door. At the same time a narrower 2 storeys bay was
added on the E side set back on each front. 1 window to each
storey. All the windows have louvred shutters. A picturesque
C18 and C19 rectory. Part of the group around the parish church.

Listing NGR: TL4135315777

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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