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Description: Glebe House
The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 14 September 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 164158
OS Grid Reference: TQ1307595219
OS Grid Coordinates: 513075, 195219
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6444, -0.3672
TQ 1395 BUSHEY HIGH STREET
13/110 The Old Rectory and
14.9.49 Glebe House (formerly
listed as the Rectory)
House, now 3 dwellings. Early C17 extended early C18. Refronted c.1745,
altered and extended 1762, C19 and 1901. Timber frame core, cased in red
brick. Some weatherboarding and stone dressings. Tiled roofs. Rambling,
much enlarged building, originally 4 bays with 2 cross wings. 2 storeys
and attics. Front: central entrance in C19 gabled porch: double doors in
pointed arch, decorative leaded lights on stone and brick plinth, sham
timber framing in gable, cusped bargeboard. Single casement over porch
to left. Ground floor left and first floor 3 light casements. Ground
floor right C19 canted bay. Gabled cross wings project slightly at ends,
2-light casements and weatherboarded gables. To far right projecting
forward is c.1900 conservatory. Boxed eaves to large steeply pitched
roof. Ridge tallest to right of centre, hipped down twice to left, once
to right. Large C17 central ridge stack with clustered square shafts
with oversailing caps. Left return: ground floor brick, 2-light casement
with segmental head. Rendered gable with exposed purlins. Towards rear a
lean-to with an entrance leads to later C18 block with gable end to
left: 2 ground floor 2-light casements with segmental heads. To rear
twin gabled early C18 block of 4 bays behind original range, casements
with segmental heads. 2 plat bands. Coped gables. Large cross axial
stack at junction with the later C18 block to right. Ground floor 3-
light casements with segmental heads, that to centre half blocked, first
floor 2-light casements and 1 blind window, ridge stack. The 1901 block,
date on rainwater heads, projects to rear left or to right from front.
To garden this block has a multi-gabled elevation. To left: 2-storey
projecting canted bay, French windows and sashes, hipped roof. To
centre: 6-light ground floor casement, first floor oriel with a casement
to left. To right: a large gable over a canted bay. Cross axial stacks.
Interior: early C18 dining room and staircase. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner
1977: G.Bailey and G.Longman, Bushey:Then and Now vol.6, 1971). Includes
Montague House, Kemp Place.
Listing NGR: TQ1307595219
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Source: English Heritage
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