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The Old Rectory, Kelshall

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162326

OS Grid Reference: TL3290036236
OS Grid Coordinates: 532900, 236236
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0087, -0.0651

Location: Kelshall Street, Kelshall, Hertfordshire SG8 9SG

Locality: Kelshall
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG8 9SG

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Listing Text

TL 33 NW
(Northwest side)
4/3 The Old Rectory
Large house. 1691 for T. Wren. Front block rebuilt c.1790 for
Rev. Waddington. Altered and extended in C19. Brick with some timber
framing to rear, all stuccoed. Slate and tiled double mansard roof. 5
bays, double depth. 2 storeys and attics. Central entrance with 4
panelled architraved door, rectangular fanlight with ellipse tracery.
Small timber Tuscan porch. Flush frame sashes with moulded frames. 4 red
brick extruded end stacks. Slate to front pitch of roof only. Left
return has 2 ground floor sashes, a first floor sash to rear with
glazing bars, horizontal sliding sash and a casement window in attic. To
rear: scattered glazing bar sashes, ground floor right tripartite
2 dormer windows with horizontal sliding sashes, entrance to right of
centre. Right return: a casement window in front attic. Stack to rear
range is largest, serving kitchen, originally external now on ridge of
lower 2 storey C18 dairy, red brick with blind openings, dentilled
eaves, extended by 1 bay to right in C19 with a lower roof. Gable end
has 2 ground floor 2 light casements with cambered heads and a first
floor horizontal sash, a further C19 range projects to rear with
entrances and a horizontal sliding sash. Interior: round arch from
entrance hall to late C18 dog-leg stair with moulded handrail. Panelled
doors, simple cornices. In rear block a stop chamfered binding beam and
large fireplace. Sir J. Soane is known to have made plans for a
remodelling of Kelshall Rectory and these may have served as the basis
for the late C18 work. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TL3290036236

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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