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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 8 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 221406
OS Grid Reference: TF6914632551
OS Grid Coordinates: 569146, 332551
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8639, 0.5112
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TF63 SE INGOLDISTHORPE SHERNBORNE ROAD (south)
4/21 The Old Rectory.
Former Rectory House, now divided into 4 separate dwellings. 1856-1858 by
G.E. Pritchett, architect of Bishop's Stortford, for the Rev. William Philip
Beckett, vicar, who also restored the church (q.v.) and built the school.
Cost £2,000. Coursed, dressed carstone with freestone dressings, slated
roofs. 2 storeys with attics, double pile plan. High Victorian Gothic.
Entrance front to north of 6 bays, ground floor with 3 2-light and one 3-light
casement cross windows. At west one 2 leaf French door. 6 first floor case-
ment cross windows, all openings with freestone rusticated dressings. Off-
centre wooden porch, stone plinth, arched centre, 2 side panels, much internal
wooden bracing, barge board gable and slated roof. 2 leaf partly glazed Gothic
arched-headed door. Attic with 2 2-light casement dormers with barge boarded
gabled roofs. Roof hipped at east only, with one ridge stack, verged at west
with single end gable stack springing from corbelled out first floor arch
on return. Garden front of 4 bays has 3 ground floor 2-light casement cross
windows and one 2 leaf French door, 4 first floor 2-light casement cross
windows. Contemporary conservatory at right angles at east with hipped 5-
sided gable to south. Roof hipped at east with one eaves level stack and
2 ridge stacks, 2 2-light dormers with barge board gables. West return has
single ground floor dressed stone and slated 5-light canted sided bow window.
Single storey stable and service wing attached at east is not of special
Listing NGR: TF6914632551
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Source: English Heritage
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