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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 10 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 260221
OS Grid Reference: SJ6093628976
OS Grid Coordinates: 360936, 328976
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8569, -2.5816
HODNET C.P. HODNET
13/67 The Old Rectory
10.2.59 ( Formerly listed as
Rectory, now house. 1812, but looks c.1830-40, by Edward Haycock for
Bishop Heber. Red brick with painted red sandstone dressings. Plain
tile roof. T-plan. Tudor Gothic style. 2 storeys and attic.
Chamfered stone plinth, moulded stone eaves cornice, and parapeted
gable ends with chamfered copings, trefoil-panelled. gabled kneelers
and obelisk finials. External brick end stack to right, brick ridge
stack off-centre to right, and rear wing with 2 brick ridge stacks and
2 external brick end stacks; each with diagonally-placed brick shafts.
2:1:2 bays; small-paned wooden cross windows with chamfered reveals
and returned hoodmoulds. Central gabled break with small rectangular
attic window ; projecting first-floor wooden cross window with gabled
lead top, and pair of half-glazed doors; sandstone ashlar porch with
chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses with chamfered offsets, moulded
cornice, battlemented parapet with chamfered coping, and continuusly chamfered
Tudor-arched entrance. Left-hand gable end: small rectangular attic
casement, projecting first-floor wooden cross window and ground-floor
canted wooden bay. 3-bay rear wing. Large late C19 addition to north-
west. Interior not inspected but staircase noted, consisting of 3
flights, open string with cut brackets, stick balusters and wreathed
handrail. The house is said to have been built for Bishop Heber
when he was rector of Hodnet. Colvin, p. 406.
Listing NGR: SJ6093628976
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Source: English Heritage
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