Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 247490
OS Grid Reference: SU6748793660
OS Grid Coordinates: 467487, 193660
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6377, -1.0262
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8/19 The Old Rectory
18/07/63 (Formerly listed as The Old
Rectory Britwell Salome)
Rectory, now house. C17, remodelled c.1670 by James Stopes and in early C18 for
his son James Stopes. Flemish bond red brick with purple brick diaper patterns
to side walls; old tile roof; brick stacks. T-plan with rear right range. Early
Georgian style. 2 storeys and attic; 5-window range. Segmental moulded hood over
6-panelled door in moulded architrave. Sashes to all windows with ground-floor
gauged brick flat arches and flat brick arches above. Raised storey band:
moulded cornice. 3 hipped dormers with C20 lights. Gabled roof; rear lateral and
ridge stacks. Storey bands continued around 2-window range with leaded
casements. C17 wing of three-window range to rear right is rendered to left and
has square timber framing over C18 brick wall to right; gauged brick flat arch
over C20 window, hipped dormer and gabled old tile roof with ridge stack.
Interior: front range has early C18 doors in moulded architraves, timber-framed
partitions to central passage: early C18 cornice and fireplace to left, mid C19
plaster ceiling to right: late C17 open-well stairs to rear right has turned
balusters on closed string, ball-finial newel posts, pendentives and pilasters
to dado. C17 two-unit lobby-entry range to rear has original chamfered doorways
adjoining stack, chamfered and stopped beams, and barley-malting room with trap
doors to rear.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.486; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VIII, p.44;
Biddy O'Sullivan, The Two Britwells, (privately published), 1969, pp.21-2).
Listing NGR: SU6748793660
Source: English Heritage
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