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Old Rectory Cottage, Kingham

Description: Old Rectory Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 254026

OS Grid Reference: SP2584623802
OS Grid Coordinates: 425846, 223802
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9122, -1.6257

Location: Church Street, Kingham, Oxfordshire OX7 6YA

Locality: Kingham
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 6YA

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Listing Text

SP2423-2523 (West side)
17/131 Old Rectory Cottage

Rectory, now house. Early C17 with later additions and alterations. Roughly
coursed and banded limestone and marl stone rubble; stone slate roof with coped
verges and ball finial to south-east gable end of main range. Basic L-plan
comprising main range aligned north-west to south-east with short gabled range
projecting at right angles to north-east. 2 storeys and attic. South-west side:
in 3 sections with straight joint immediately to right of gabled full dormer
with 2-light chamfered mullion window to left; another to right on line with
second ridge stack from left. 3-light cavetto-moulded mullion window on each
floor below gabled full dormer. Similar windows to centre and right, except that
windows to centre are chamfered. All windows with dripstones and mostly with
leaded lights, some probably original. Integral end stack to left and ridge
stacks on line with straight joints have rendered bases with dripstones and red
brick shafts. Right gable end has 4-light leaded casement on ground floor one of
3 lights to first floor and 2-light cavetto-moulded mullion window with
dripstone to attic. C19 lean-to attached to left gable end. North-east side.
Main range has 2 widely spaced 3-light chamfered mullion windows with dripstones
on each floor. Small rectangular window on ground floor to left of straight
joint and narrow rectangular window to right. Gabled eaves dormer with leaded
latticed casement above left windows. Several of mullion windows have original
leaded glazing. Late C19 or C20 two-storey gabled porch in angle with projecting
range, which has 2-light cavetto-moulded capping. Interior. Main range has
chamfered ceiling beams to ground- and first-floor rooms. Massive chimney breast
and inglenook fireplace with chamfered wood lintel to centre stack and spice
cupboard to north-west wall. Wide floor boards to first floor and double-butt
purlin roof in 6 bays (including divisions formed by stacks) with tie beam
trusses. Projecting range has stone spiral steps down to barrel-vaulted stone
cellar lit by 2-light mullion window to front. Ceased to be the rectory c.1688
when a new rectory was built (q.v. under Kingham House).
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p674)

Listing NGR: SP2584623802

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Source: English Heritage

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