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Description: The Old Rectory and Attached Cottage
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 242745
OS Grid Reference: SK7994961487
OS Grid Coordinates: 479949, 361487
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1445, -0.8061
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SK 76 SE CROMWELL MAIN STREET
4/42 The Old Rectory
House. Formerly dower house and rectory. c.1680. For Earls of
Clare. South east bay window and rear wing added 1786-88.
Curved north west rear wing added 1814. Brick with hipped and
gabled slate roofs. Plinth, first and second floor bands, deep
coved eaves. Single roof and 2 side wall stacks. 2 storeys plus
attics, 5 bays, square plan with west wing. Main north front has
to right a half-glazed C18 door with moulded architrave and
glazing bar overlight, flanked to left by a dummy window and to
right by 2 glazing bar sashes. Beyond, to left, 2 more glazing
bar sashes. Above, 5 glazing bar sashes and to right, a blocked
opening. Above again, a gabled leaded dormer with a Yorkshire
sash. Curved west wing has a coped parapet. East front has to
left a 2-storey canted bay window with hipped roof. To left, 3
glazing bar sashes with rubbed brick heads, and to right, a C19
sash and a blocked opening. Above to left, 3 glazing bar sashes
with rubbed brick heads, and to right, blocked opening. Above
again, a gabled dormer with a Yorkshire sash. South side has to
west a single storey brick lean-to with pantile roof, and to its
right, C19 brick cottage, 2 storeys, 2 bays, with pantile roof.
To left, C20 casement, and to its right, 2 casements, that to
left leaded. To right again, a glazing bar sash and to right
again a door, both with segmental heads. To right again, blocked
opening and 2 dummy windows. Above, to left, a glazing bar sash
with segmental head, and to right, a leaded casement flanked to
left by a dummy window and to right by 2 similar dummy windows,
all with rubbed brick heads. Interior has C17 dog leg stair with
landing, panelled square newels, moulded ramped handrail and
turned balusters. Principal room to north east has C18 panelled
dado and moulded cornice. Early C19 fireplace with moulded eared
architrave and C19 dog grate. On west wall, elliptical headed
recess and fitted bookcase with dentillated shelves. Principal
room to north east has 2 C17 round headed recesses matching the
door architraves. Room to north west has C19 marble fireplace
with panelled pilasters, and moulded cornice. Hall has panelled
doorcase with scrolled brackets to hood and 2 doors with heavy
roll moulded architraves. 2 C18 panelled doors.
Listing NGR: SK7994961487
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Source: English Heritage
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