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The Old Rectory, Warbleton

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 295675

OS Grid Reference: TQ6130817915
OS Grid Coordinates: 561308, 117915
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9381, 0.2945

Location: Warbleton, East Sussex TN21 9BD

Locality: Warbleton
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN21 9BD

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Listing Text


The Old Rectory
8/707 (formerly listed as
The Rectory)

The grade should be amended to read: II*

The description should be amended to read:

Former Rectory House. Late C13 or early C14 hall, porch and parlour incorporated
in house with C18 and C19 additions and details. Brick mathematical tiles, old tile
roofs, timber framed. 2 storeys with attics, a loose 'L' or 'H' on plan, with one
cross wing, half the hall and the porch only surviving of original plan. Entrance
front has red stretcher and black header bond. 2 storey C19 wing at north gable
end-on, one ground and one first floor tripartite plate glass casement. Hall at
centre has north parlour gable end on wing with one ground floor r1800 flat roofed
bay with one tripartite sash with glazing bars, one first floor tripartite plate
glass sash. Slightly recessed hall has one ground floor 3 light leaded casement,
2 first floor casements, one raised and fielded panelled door. Both ranges hung with
mathematical tiles. Gable end wing at South with one ground and one first floor
3-light casement incorporates porch to hall. Half hipped hall roof with 2 inserted
stacks, one on ridge, one off axis. South front has 2 first floor sashes with glazing bars,
3 attic leaded dormers. Rear has projecting C18 kitchen wing with attached bakehouse and
stable. INTERIOR: unaisled domestic hall survives to half its original length with
single surviving open truss of roof with filleted rolls and dogtooth ornament tied into
hall posts with raised tie beams, and stub tie beams with subsidary secondary braces
running from the principal posts to the raised tie beam. The apex of the arched truss
removed by C17 door, former king post also missing. Some of trefoil headed tracery
against dais screen at north also exposed, whole hall originally boarded. Original
parlour replaced in C15 (but frame survives) services and kitchen and part of hall
beyond porch demolished 1733. Hall later floored and stack inserted, late C1600 stack
at rear still open with kitchen. C17 service stair and C1700 turned iron baluster stair
with rectangular section newels, rails and string at north. Early C18 dentil cornice
and fireplace in bedroom, with 2 panel raised and fielded doors of early C18. Built
either before the departure of the Warbleton family for Hampshire C1300 or for the son of
the same family, presented as rector in 1315, died C1349. included at II* because of the
surviving timber frame.


The Old Rectory
(formerly listed as
The Rectory)
TQ 61 NW 8/707 30.8.66


C17 or earlier building altered and enlarged in C18. The original portion
is the shape of a double L namely the east and north wings with a gabled
projection to the west at the north end of the west front which has a later
bay window on its ground floor. The building has been refaced with painted
brick in the C18. Tiled roof. At the south end of the west front a gabled
wing has been added in the C18. C18 doorway in the recessed portion of the
west front with pilasters, projecting cornice and door of 6 moulded and fielded
panels. Two storeys and attic. Four windows facing west, 2 windows and
3 dormers facing south. Some casement windows, some sash windows without
glazing bars. One window bay with gable over has been added in the C19 at
the north end of the west front.

Listing NGR: TQ6130817915

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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