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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 5 June 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 191466
OS Grid Reference: SP6045281863
OS Grid Coordinates: 460452, 281863
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4314, -1.1123
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SP 68 SW SOUTH KILWORTH WALCOTE ROAD
5/49 The Old Rectory
House. C18 with C19, C20 alterations. Brick with stone
dressings, stuccoed. 2-span slate roof with 2 gable stacks and
1 ridge stack. 2 storeys and attic. South front: plinth, band
and coved cornice. 3 bays. Central doorway with 6-panel door
with overlight. To left, a large early C19, projecting, round
bay window, with flat roof, cornice with brackets and curved
glazing-bar sashes. To right, a large early C19 projecting
square bay with plinth and hipped slate roof with modillioned
cornice. Single, large tripartite glazing-bar sash with stone
sill. Above in 1st storey, a central glazing-bar sash, with to
left and right, single slightly larger glazing-bar sashes, all
with stone sills and flat arches with keystones. Above in the
roof, 3 skylights. To right, set back, a 2-storey 2-bay
extension with slate roof and gable stack. C20 lean-to
conservatory against lower storey. Above, 2 tall narrow
casements. North front has 2 bands, quoins to right, several
mullion and transom leaded casements, and an early C19 glazing-
bar sash. 2 dormers with leaded casements.
INTERIOR: early C19 staircase, fireplace, several panelled doors.
The extension was originally built as an observatory by Rev
William Pearson, a founder of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Listing NGR: SP6045281863
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Source: English Heritage
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