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The Old Rectory, Belton

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165079

OS Grid Reference: SE7834006418
OS Grid Coordinates: 478340, 406418
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5486, -0.8191

Location: High Street, Belton, North Lincolnshire DN9 1NR

Locality: Belton
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN9 1NR

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Listing Text

(west side, off)

18/23 No 112 (The Old Rectory)

Rectory, now house. Late C17 - early C18, perhaps with earlier origins;
early C19 additions and alterations for Rev Thomas Skipwith, including bow
windows and interior remodelling; renovations of c1980. Brick, rough
rendered, with tarred lower courses. Concrete tile roof; plain clay tiles
to bow windows. L-shaped on plan: 2-room, central entrance-hall south front
with kitchen wing to rear left, single-room addition to front right with
contemporary outshut to rear. 2 storeys with attic, 5 bays; symmetrical,
with lower 2-storey single-bay extension to right. Flight of 4 stone steps
to central entrance with door beneath small oval overlight, cornice and
late C19 - early C20 bracketed hood; half-glazed door (6 panes over 2
fielded panels) in reveal. Fine ground-floor segmental bow windows to
either side, each with 3 full-height 12-pane sashes, continuous sill, stone
steps to central sash with moulded nosing and curtail steps, wooden surround
of ribbed pilasters surmounted by bulb finials, panelled frieze bearing
boldly carved cable mouldings with bulb finials, moulded cornice, stepped
eaves band, conical roof. First floor: 12-pane flush sashes. Plain wooden
eaves board. End stacks. Central C20 3-light full raking dormer with
glazing bars. Extension has 12-pane sashes to each floor with stone sills.
Rear has 12-pane sashes, single 20-pane sash to rear wing, in flush wooden
surrounds. Interior. Chamfered oak ceiling beam with tongue stops in
kitchen. Open-well main staircase, perhaps early C18, with closed-string,
corniced handrail, plain newels and turned balusters with slender bulb above
triple round knops. Ground-floor front rooms have boxed-in spine beams,
early C19 ornate plasterwork cornices, friezes, and ribbed borders to
ceilings, that to left room with paterae in angles, that to right with
pendant balls; ribbed architraves to doors, with carved floral ornament to
left room, 6-pointed stars and Tudor rose ornament to right; similar
surrounds to bow windows, with beaded skirting and beaded-panel sash
shutters; veined grey marble chimney-piece to right room, C20 fireplace to
left, both flanked by basket-arched alcoves. Ribbed door architraves to
stairhall and extension. 6-fielded-and-beaded panel doors throughout.
Windows to extension and first floor have fielded-panel reveals and shutters
with wrought-iron securing bars bearing stamped decoration. Arched alcoves
to first-floor front bedrooms. The distinctive early C19 decorative motifs
are very similar to those at 5 Cross Street, Crowle (qv). W Read, History
of the Isle of Axholme, 1858, pp 306, 344.

Listing NGR: SE7834006418

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Source: English Heritage

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