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The Old Rectory, Beckington

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 266983

OS Grid Reference: ST8016251708
OS Grid Coordinates: 380162, 151708
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2642, -2.2857

Location: 3 Church Hill, Beckington, Somerset BA3 6TJ

Locality: Beckington
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 6TJ

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Listing Text


15/36 The Old Rectory



House,former rectory. C17, refronted late C18, further additions of mid C19. Random rubble, flush dressed quoins,
stone tile roof, dentil eaves cornice, ashlar end stacks with moulded caps, 3 box dormers. Symmetrical classical
facade, L plan, C17 dwelling with C18 crosswing refronting. Two storeys and attics, 3 bays, tripartite sash windows
with glazing bars in plain stone surrounds, plain stone dividing mullions; side lights of centre window on first floor
blocked. Door opening to centre in portico; 6 Tuscan columns coupled to each side supporting a triangular pediment
with patera; projecting door opening enclosed by ashlar, central half glazed door with glazing bars, sidelights,
decorated segmental fanlight over. Four bay wing to rear of right return, 2 storeys; restored 3-light stone mullioned
windows with stopped labels. Interior contains late C18 features including doors, shutters, and moulded cornices to
several rooms; that to left on ground floor has a fine marble fireplace with scroll decoration. Cantilever open well
staircase, turned newels, plain balusters, ramped handrail, moulded head brackets.

Listing NGR: ST8016251708

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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