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Description: Old Rectory Cottage
The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 15 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 250952
OS Grid Reference: SU3757699145
OS Grid Coordinates: 437576, 199145
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6898, -1.4578
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3/122 The Old Rectory and Old
Rectory, now house. C14 to rear, early C17 central block, c.1840 front range.
Front; squared and coursed limestone; C20 tile roof. 2-storeys; 3 x 1 bays. 2
storeys central porch has Tudor-style 4-centred moulded arch over C19 panelled
(half glazed) door. Label moulds over cavetto-moulded wood cross windows.
Kneelers to gabled roof and porch surmounted by ball finials. Similar one-bay
side walls. Early C17 parallel range to rear: 2 storeys with rear right outshut
of random limestone rubble with gabled old tile roof; brick gable end stack to
right and stone stack finished with 3 brick flues adjoins rear of mid C19 block.
Left side wall has mid C19 hood moulds over sashes; C17 hood mould over 2-light
leaded casement at top and similar mid C19 detailing to kneelers, coping and
finial; 2-storey lean-to porch to left has similar C17 style one-light window
and 4-centred chamfered arch over C19 six-panelled door. C14 rear wing placed at
right angles: one-storey and attic, 3-window range of random limestone rubble
with ashlar quoins, C20 and old tile roof; timber lintels over C20 door and
casements; gabled roof dormers have C18 three-light casements and a one-light
casement, some retaining leaded lights. Similar C20 three-window range to rear.
Interior: Front door leads to mid C19 open-well staircase at rear of C17 block.
Mid C19 six-panelled doors in moulded architraves and some older plank doors.
Mid C19 fireplaces, especially coloured marble fireplace in front left room.
Panelled left room of C17 block has C17 stone fireplaces, cyma moulded beam and
plaster cornice. Collar truss roof over central block and similar 2-bay roof to
rear right outshut. Rear wing retains 2 of originally three C14 raised crucks
with through splayed scarf joints of the original open hall; floor with
chamfered beams and stone fireplace adjoining C17 block, probably inserted in
early C17. Graded II* for survival of C14 hall described by Fletcher.
(J.M. Fletcher, "Crucks in the West Berkshire and Oxford Region", Oxoniensia, 33
Listing NGR: SU3757699145
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Source: English Heritage
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