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The Old Rectory and Attached Wall, Witney

Description: The Old Rectory and Attached Wall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 252622

OS Grid Reference: SP3557909232
OS Grid Coordinates: 435579, 209232
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7806, -1.4857

Location: Old Rectory Mews, Witney, Oxfordshire OX8 6AW

Locality: Witney
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX8 6AW

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Listing Text

SP3509S (South side)
11/79 The Old Rectory and attached
14/05/52 wall
(Formerly listed as The Rectory)

Rectory, now schoolbuilding of Henry Box School (q.v.). 1723, for Reverend
Robert Friend. Ashlar front; hipped stone slate roof; stone ashlar ridge stacks.
Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys and attic; 5-window range.
Segmental-arched and raised architraves to early C18 eight-panelled door with
overlight, mid C19 two-pane sashes and horned mid C19 first-floor 4-pane sashes.
Arms of Jonathon Trelawney, Bishop of Winchester (1702-21), carved above door.
Raised pilaster strips; storey band; 5 flat-relief aprons below moulded parapet.
3 gabled roof dormers with mid/late C19 casements. Rear: similar elevation with
semi-circular arched stair-light. Left side wall has 2 square bay windows with
moulded cornices and mid C19 tripartite sashes; of 4-window range, with similar
segmental-arched architraves to first-floor horned sashes. Right side wall has
similar architraves. Mid C18 flat-roofed coach-house to right has keyed
segmental arch over 6-pane sash with thick glazing bars, above blocked
segmental-arched entry. Interior: early C18 panelled doors. Fine panelled room
to left; dentilled cornice to right. Hall has semi-circular-arched doorway with
fluted pilasters and fanlight to rear stair-light which has early C19 plaster
medallion depicting harpist. Fine dog-leg with landing stairs has panelled dado
with fluted pilasters, scrolled brackets, 3 turned balusters to each tread and
moulded handrail with wreathed end. First floor: room to right has panelled dado
and early C18 fireplace with stone surround; room to rear right has quarter-turn
service stairs with turned balusters on closed string; room to rear left has
fielded panelling and fine fireplace with eared architrave and medallions to
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.847; National Monuments Record)

Listing NGR: SP3558009236

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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