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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282155
OS Grid Reference: TM3964789638
OS Grid Coordinates: 639647, 289638
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4521, 1.5255
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TM 38 NE
4/4 The Old Rectory
(formerly listed as The
House, formerly the rectory. Late C16/early C17 with late C17 crosswing and
C18 range to right. Extended to rear mid C20. Oldest central part timber
framed and plastered; projecting brick crosswing to left with shaped stuccoed
gable; C18 range in red brick, partly plastered. Roofs plaintiled to front
and pantiled to rear. 2 storeys and attic. The windows are mainly C20 3-
light casements, a range of 6 in total; on the ground floor there is an early
C19 3-light splayed bay with sash windows and a modillion cornice. Early C19
doorway in front gable end: entrance door with 2 raised and fielded lower
panels, and 16 small panes above; open stuccoed porch on columns. 2 flat-
roofed dormers. The crosswing has an external stack, the upper half rebuilt;
gable stack to later range. One room in the centre range has 2 ovolo-moulded
bridging beams and exposed plain joists. In the crosswing a similarly-
moulded bridging beam with carved barred stop-chamfers is evidently re-used.
At the rear of this wing a wide early C19 stair with partly missing stick
balusters. In the C18 range one bedroom has some softwood panelling and a
fireplace with eared surround. Birthplace of historian Laurence Echard (1671-
1730) and of CatherineSuckling mother of Lord Nelson, in 1725. Alfred
Suckling the county historian was rector 1839-1856.
Listing NGR: TM3964789638
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Source: English Heritage
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