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The Old Rectory and Adjoining Garden, Myddle and Broughton

Description: The Old Rectory and Adjoining Garden

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 260092

OS Grid Reference: SJ4676423709
OS Grid Coordinates: 346764, 323709
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8083, -2.7912

Location: Welcroft, Myddle, Shropshire SY4 3RP

Locality: Myddle and Broughton
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 3RP

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Listing Text


15/97 The Old Rectory
27.5.53 and adjoining garden
wall (formerly
listed as The Rectory)


House, latterly rectory, now house, and adjoining garden wall. Circa
1747 with early to mid-C19 alterations and additions. Red brick with
sandstone dressings, partly rendered; slate roofs. Early C18 range
with parallel early C19 range behind. 2 storeys and attic over basement.
Chamfered stone plinth, wooden dentil eaves cornice, and parapeted
gable ends with moulded stone kneelers and copings. 3 eaves dormers
with 2-light wooden casements and triangular-pedimented gables. Front
range with integral brick end stacks and integral brick stack at rear;
2 stacks to addition at rear. 3 bays; sashes without glazing bars
(probably C18 with glazing bars removed), with painted stone cills
and painted stone lintels with raised triple keystones. Central ground-
floor window replacing door (see straight joints beneath) with painted
wooden raised triple keystone. Left-hand return front with full-height
canted bay to rear range; right-hand return front has pair of early
C19 half-glazed doors with margin lights. Section of stone coped red
brick garden wall adjoining at rear has probably reset round archway
with moulded stone architrave, and reset datestone superscribed:
Interior: largely remodelled in the early to mid-C19. L
Entrance hall divided by 3 segmental arches. 3-flight R E
rectangular-well cantilevered stone staircase with landings, 1711
open string, cast-iron balustrade with husk-type balusters,
moulded handrail, and curtail with columnar foot newel. Landing with
continued balustrade, 2 large arches, and rectangular top light. Early
C19 dog-leg wooden back staircase with closed string, stick balusters,
turned newels, and ramped handrail. 6-panelled doors throughout with
moulded architraves. D. Parkes, writing in 1805, says that there was
the following inscription against the east wall of the chancel of the
church of St. Peter (q.v.): "The chancel and parsonage house was rebuilt
by Dr. Egerton Leigh, A.D. 1747". D. H. S. Cranage, An Architectural Account
of the Churches of Shropshire, The Appendix, p.1000.

Listing NGR: SJ4676423709

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Source: English Heritage

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