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The Old Rectory, Middleton

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 213455

OS Grid Reference: SD8697006345
OS Grid Coordinates: 386970, 406345
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5536, -2.1981

Location: 65 Mellalieu Street, Middleton, Rochdale M24 5DN

Locality: Middleton
County: Rochdale
Country: England
Postcode: M24 5DN

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Listing Text

SD 80 NE
(south side)
The Old Rectory
- II
House. Early C16 open-hall house which was floored over in
C16, faced and partly rebuilt in brick in mid C19 and
considerably altered in c.1965. Much of the original timber-
framed structure is still encased in brick. Graduated stone
slate roof. 5-bay 2-storey elevation. Projecting plinth.
Panelled door in bay 4 with moulded surround, overlight and
Gothic revival gabled porch. Two 3-light mullion and
transom windows to left and 4 sash windows on first floor.
Single-storey wing to left. Bay 5 virtually rebuilt in
1965. The principal features of interest are inside where a
considerable portion of the close-studded timber framing
survives on a brick plinth believed to be of c.1520. The
cross-frame at the north of the original hall rises through
2 storeys and less complete framing exists on the south and
west sides. One of the studs bears a carved colonnette. The
inserted floor which is notched onto the rails at first
floor level consists of heavily moulded beams, cross-beams
and joists. The entrance hall and drawing room are
completely panelled. C16 linen-fold panelling with briar
frieze. C17 carved cupboards, fireplace and overmantel (part
of fireplace 1894) are all elaborately carved. Measured
drawings by W.J. Smith in N.M.R.

Listing NGR: SD8697006345

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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