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The Old Rectory, East Bergholt

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
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

Location: Rectory Hill, East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7 6TH

Locality: East Bergholt
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO7 6TH

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Listing Text

(North Side)

6/58 The Old Rectory
(Formerly listed as
22.2.55 Woodcote)


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

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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