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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 251505
OS Grid Reference: SU2365593805
OS Grid Coordinates: 423655, 193805
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6426, -1.6595
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The Old Rectory
Rectory, now house. First documentary reference to a vicarage on the site
is 1677, but the house preserves features of the C14 and was altered in the
C18, the C19 and finally in the 1960s. In the final phase of restoration,
the C19 SW front was taken down to reveal the C18 facade beneath giving the
house the Georgian character it now possesses. Rubble stone with reused C19
blocked stone dressings for the windows and dressed stone quoins. Gabled
slate roof. SW front of 2 storeys and attic, 5 bays with 2 gabled dormers
with leaded casements, modern sash windows and a projecting moulded box
cornice below coped stone parapet. Centrally placed panelled door with a
flat hood on ornately carved brackets. On the corner of the SE wall is a
mediaeval diagonal buttress with set-offs and a mediaeval chimney stack also
with set-offs centrally placed on the SE wall. The top stage of the stack
has been rebuilt in brick. To the S of this are 2 C14 windows, one is a
plain squared opening but the other, below, is a 2-light mullion with
cusping. To the NW a 2-storey extension built in 1825 of chequered brick
with a gabled slate roof. Interior: the SE room on the ground floor has C19
arched recesses with moulded wood architraves decorated with patera. There
are deep splays to the 2 mediaeval windows on the E wall.
Listing NGR: SU2365593805
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Source: English Heritage
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