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Description: Rectory Farmhouse
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 252297
OS Grid Reference: SP4214802825
OS Grid Coordinates: 442148, 202825
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7226, -1.3912
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11/213 Rectory Farmhouse
12/09/55 (Formerly listed as Rectory
Farmhouse and dovecote)
Farmhouse. Datestone 1629 above door. Coursed limestone rubble; gabled stone
slate roof; stone rendered ridge stack and similar gable end stack to left wing.
L-plan with front left wing. 2 storeys and attic; 4-window range. Label mould
over moulded stone architrave with sunk spandrels framing C18 four-panelled
door. Label moulds over ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned round-headed windows, with
sunk spandrels, of one, 2 and 4 lights. Two C20 gabled roof dormers. Front left
wing of 2-window range: 2 similar one-light windows and canted 3-storey bay
window with similar mullioned windows and render over timber-framed upper
storey. Similar round-headed and square-headed mullioned windows and 2 early C17
studded doors with chamfered arched surrounds to left side and rear. C18 and mid
C19 service ranges of similar materials to right. Interior; left wing; central
timber-framed partition, and winder stairs set in timber frame with moulded
arched doorframes; front room has moulded stone fireplace, moulded plaster
cornice and plasterwork with pomegranate trails etc. to soffit of beam; first
floor has similar plasterwork in front room and chamfered beams. 2 units with
central lobby-entry to right: newel stairs to right; lobby has moulded arched
doorframes; room to right has chamfered beam and open fireplace with
hollow-chamfered wood bressumer and stone jambs; room to left has ogee-moulded
beam and moulded stone fireplace with sunk spandrels. Room to rear left, former
buttery and pantry, has moulded arched doorframe. Rectory Farmhouse stands on a
moated site south of the Church of St. Denys (q.v.), and is a good example of an
unaltered early C17 house.
Listing NGR: SP4215002825
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