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Old Rectory, Cranworth

Description: Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220801

OS Grid Reference: TF9840704527
OS Grid Coordinates: 598407, 304527
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6023, 0.9284

Locality: Cranworth
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP25 7SQ

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Listing Text

TF 90 SE
9/9 Old Rectory (formerly
4.12.51 listed as Cranworth
- II
Former rectory. Circa 1840 incorporating an earlier building. Limewashed
brick and black pantile roof. Irregular plan. 2 storeys. Entrance facade
of 5 bays with end bays slightly taller. Sash windows with glazing bars
beneath skewback arches. One tripartite sash window to south echoed by a
former tripartite window to north, now converted into French windows. Off-
centre 2-leaf part-glazed front door with an open porch on a pair of unfluted
Doric columns. Wide eaves to all sides of house with renewed shaped and
paired brackets. South facade. Large 2-storeyed canted bay with 6 sash
windows with glazing bars beneath skewback arches. Single storeyed
rectangular projection with front slightly segmental in plan. 3 blind
windows with skewback arches, moulded cornice and a loop balustrade. North
facade of 5 bays of sash windows with glazing bars (2 blind) with an oculus
and smaller sash window to western end. Lead downpipes with moulded hoppers
and many prominent chimney stacks. Services around a courtyard to rear.
Interior. Dining room screen with a pair of Ionic columns. Some fine Greek
derived plaster cornices. Plaster vaulted rooms to first floor - mainly
3-centred barrels with a particularly notable integration of the canted bay
to the south. Swept main staircase with twisted balusters and rope-twist
handrail. Surviving glebe terrier with drawings.

Listing NGR: TF9840704527

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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