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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 10 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165056
OS Grid Reference: SE8557114131
OS Grid Coordinates: 485571, 414131
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6167, -0.7079
SE 81 SE AMCOTTS CHURCH STREET
5/1 The Old Rectory
Rectory, now house. 1862 by James Fowler of Louth, Diocesan Architect.
Renovations of c1980. Red brick in English bond with ashlar and polychrome
brick dressings. Welsh slate roof. Irregular double-depth plan with
entrance to north. 2 storeys. Chamfered brick plinth. North front: 3
gabled bays, with projecting wing to right. Central enclosed single-storey
porch in angle of right wing has buttress to left with offset, pointed
polychrome brick arch with ashlar keystone beneath flat roof; inner entrance
with part-glazed panelled door in chamfered reveal beneath moulded ashlar
lintel. To right, unequal 9-pane sash in quoined chamfered ashlar surround
beneath flush herringbone brick panel and polychrome brick segmental-pointed
relieving arch with flush ashlar key. To left, an unequal 6-pane sash in
similar surround. First floor: similar 6-pane sashes to side bays, and
central pointed plate-traceried 2-light window above porch with lancets and
cinquefoiled roundel beneath polychrome brick arch. Flush blue and yellow
brick bands at impost and sill levels. Projecting stepped brick eaves to
gables. Corniced axial stacks with tumbled-in brick to offsets. Right
return forms garden front of 2 bays; gabled wing projecting to right has
ground-floor brick canted bay window with sashes in quoined ashlar surrounds
below hipped roof; 9-pane sash to left bay in similar surround and with
relieving arch as to north elevation, single 6-pane first-floor windows to
each bay (that to left beneath gable) in similar surrounds. Small central
4-pane sash in angle of wing with ashlar surround. Similar brick bands and
gable details to north front, lateral stack to right return. South side has
similar windows, C20 conservatory in angle. Interior. Original details
include: Gothic-style chimney-pieces, moulded plaster cornices, panelled
doors in architraves. Similar in style to Fowler's Vicarage of 1863 at
North Street, West Butterwick (qv).
Listing NGR: SE8557114131
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Source: English Heritage
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