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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284068
OS Grid Reference: TL8374267477
OS Grid Coordinates: 583742, 267477
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2747, 0.6918
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TL 8467-8567 FORNHAM ALL SAINTS THE GREEN (EAST SIDE)
3/4 The Old Rectory
Former rectory. Early C16 core; C18 and early C19 exterior. 2 storeys; set
sideways-on to road. Timber-framed and rendered; part plaintiled, part
slated. The building falls into 2 distinct sections. The earlier range has a
half-H form, with 2 short cross-wings, that on the south east jettied, but on
the north west underbuilt. 2 internal chimney-stacks with large plain square
red brick shafts surmouted by square mid-C19 chimney-pots. Plain bargeboards
to gables; across the centre range the gutters have a row of miniature cast-
iron lions' heads (cf. The Red House, Nethergate Street, Hopton). Small-paned
sash windows in flush frames; half-glazed double doors with an early C19
timber lattice-work porch with tented lead roof. At the extreme east end is
an early C19 semi-circular white brick extension, single-storey, with a flat
lead-covered roof and moulded cornice. Small-paned sash windows in flush
frames; a half-glazed French door. To the west of the older range a large 2
storey extension of circa 1830, timber-framed and rendered, with a hipped
slate roof; 3 window range: small-paned sashes in flush frames with fitted
sunblinds on top. The north-western crosswing of the older range has a plain
crown-post roof, with octagonal crown-post braced only to the collar-purlin;
the vestigial remains of the same roof-type in the south-eastern cross-wing.
The central range of the roof was raised, apparently in the C18, with a few
earlier rafters reused: probably originally an open hall. The house has
associations with Charles Lamb the essayist (1775-1834).
Listing NGR: TL8374267477
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Source: English Heritage
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