Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 278766
OS Grid Reference: TM0759934479
OS Grid Coordinates: 607599, 234479
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9700, 1.0208
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TM 0734 EAST BERGHOLT RECTORY HILL
6/58 The Old Rectory
(Formerly listed as
Rectory, now house. 1714 with additional wing of 1820s. Red brick in Flemish bond,
front rendered, rear painted. Slate roof to front, plain tiles to rear. Two
storeys, attic and basement. 4 bays with lower range of 1820 to left. Steps to
off-centre original entrance (present entrance to rear). 12-pane sashes. Parapet.
M-shaped roof with gabled dormer windows. Rear: later porch containing half-glazed
door. 12-pane sashes (some with thick glazing bars) in flush architraves under
flat gauged brick arches. Eaves band and parapet. Gabled dormers with sashes.
Later wing: 12-pane sashes in reveals under segmental arches. Interior: entrance
hall has paired arches to staircase with pilasters supporting keyed archivolts.
Closed-string stair (possibly somewhat remodelled) with column-on-vase balusters
with square knops. Column newels and ramped moulded handrail. Newels have square
pendants with finials. Dado panelling with pilasters follows line of stair. Other
features include a good carved chimneypiece to the drawing room, another to the
entrance hall, 6-panel doors in architraves and cornices. The home of Dr Rhudde,
grandfather of Maria Bicknell, wife of John Constable.
Listing NGR: TM0759934479
Source: English Heritage
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