Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232852
OS Grid Reference: TL0217983095
OS Grid Coordinates: 502179, 283095
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4363, -0.4984
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THORPE ACHURCH ACHURCH
7/129 The Old Rectory
23/05/67 (Formerly listed as The
Rectory, now house. Said to be c.1633, late C18 and early C19 additions. Squared
coursed limestone wtih Colleyweston slate roof. Orignally 3-unit plan, now
double-depth. 2 storeys with attic. Main front is a 7-window range with central
gabled porch. 2-storey square bay windows with stone mullions and gablets
breaking forward at aid-points of flanking ranges. Other windows are 2-light
stone mullion windows and one single-light window to first floor far right. Some
stone mullions may have been renewed C19, all have leaded lights. C17 panelled
door in porch has strap hinges and 4-centre arch head with moulded stone
surround. Ashlar gable parapets and ashlar stacks at ridge and end, that to far
right is C20. Elevation to left of main front has gable to right with 2- and
3-light stone mullion windows and early C19 two-storey polygonal bay with
mansard roof to left. 3 faces of bay have sash windows and centre ground floor
has sash door, all with plain ashlar architraves and keyblocks. Rear elevation
is an early C19 three-window range to right with sash windows under stone
lintels with keyblocks. Two gabled wings to left are probably late C18 with sash
windows under gauged stone heads. Interior: entrance hall has C17 fireplace with
4-centred arch head. Main staircase and service staircase are early C19 with
stick balustrades. Drawing room to rear has early C19 moulded cornice.
(V.C.H.: Northamptonshire, Vol.3, p.135).
Listing NGR: TL0217983095
Source: English Heritage
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