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Parsonage Flat The Old Rectory, Letcombe Bassett

Description: Parsonage Flat The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 250754

OS Grid Reference: SU3745084987
OS Grid Coordinates: 437450, 184987
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5625, -1.4611

Location: Gramp's Hill, Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire OX12 9LT

Locality: Letcombe Bassett
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 9LT

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Listing Text

10/125 The Old Rectory and Parsonage
25/10/51 Flat.


House. C17, remodelled late C18. Roughcast with tile clad gables to front, over
timber frame; tile roof; brick stacks. Hall with cross-wings. 2 storeys; 6-
window range. Fenestration 1:3:2 to gabled wing, recessed and double-gabled
centre, and gabled wing. Late C20 porch to central C20 door, late C18 sashes:
gabled roof; end stacks. Interior: late C18 dog-leg with landing stairs;
panelled doors; stone floor to hall; timber framed partition to first floor
right; 3-bay C17 collar truss roof with butt purlins to right wing; left wing
slightly lower and probably earlier, but not inspected. Late C18 block to rear
left: Flemish bond brick, slate roof; 2-unit plan with access to house; 4-bay
garden front gauged flat brick arches over sashes, each recessed in a semi-
circular gauged brick arch. Late C19 brick cornice, central dormer and hipped
roof; end stacks. Interior: late C18 fireplaces in two rooms. Jonathan Swift
(1667-1745) stayed here in 1714, where he wrote "Verses on Himself" and "Some
Free Thoughts on the Present State of Affairs." (Frederick T. Barrett, Letcombe
Bassett Then and Now, 1950 (reprinted 1980), pp. 16-18).

Listing NGR: SU3745084987

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Source: English Heritage

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