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Rectory Cottage The Old Rectory, Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford

Description: Rectory Cottage The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281705

OS Grid Reference: TM1277266838
OS Grid Coordinates: 612772, 266838
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2585, 1.1162

Location: Church Street, Wetheringsett, Suffolk IP14 5PP

Locality: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 5PP

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
3/120 The Old Rectory &
29.7.55 Rectory Cottage
(formerly listed as
The Rectory)

Former rectory, now 2 dwellings. In 2 distinct halves. Range to left has C15
core with considerable later alterations; the majority of this range comprises
Rectory Cottage. Substantial wing to right of c.1857. Older range timber
framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof, hipped to left with a gablet; a small
raised section adjacent to C19 work is slated. C19 work in red brick with
slated roof. 2 storeys. Older range has C18-C19 small-paned and square-
leaded casements. Mid C20 doorway to left has semi-glazed door and flat hood
supported on pilasters. An internal stack with heavy cross-axial shaft. C19
work: large-paned sash windows, gauged brick arches, chamfered reveals;
slightly recessed entrance block with half-glazed door and flanking narrow
windows. Interior. Rectory Cottage has a fine 2-bay inserted ceiling of
early-mid C16: multiple mouldings to cross-beams and cornice, hollow and ogee
moulding to joists. Part of this room is divided off and has complete early
C18 panelling with contemporary fireplace and C19 corner cupboard. To left of
stack, some heavy plain joists and framing, probably re-used. Most of timbers
on upper floor concealed. Roof seems to be largely reconstructed but was not
fully examined. At right end of range a room within The Old Rectory has
massive joists of C15 date. Richard Hakluyt, author of 'The Principal
Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation', became rector in
1590 and live here until his death in 1616.

Listing NGR: TM1277266838

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Source: English Heritage

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