Description: Glebe House
The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 21 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 305613
OS Grid Reference: SP4331849593
OS Grid Coordinates: 443318, 249593
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1429, -1.3684
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FARNBOROUGH MAIN STREET
SP4349 (East side)
16/38 The Old Rectory and Glebe
Former rectory, now 2 houses. 1814. Possibly designed by Henry Hakewill.
Entrance pavilion and loggia added shortly afterwards. Service wing, now Glebe
House, extended 1875. Scored colourwashed render with regular coursed stone
plinth; Glebe House of Flemish bond red brick. Slate shallow-hipped roofs with
broad eaves; rendered and brick internal stacks. Complex L-plan with wing to
left forming Glebe House. 2 storeys, basement and attic; 3-window range. Square
open-fronted entrance pavilion to right has angle piers and plain entablature
and steps. Door of 2 shaped rectangular panels in moulded wood architrave.
Screen wall to left. Main range has corners scored, giving the effect of angle
piers throughout. Basement has 2-light casements with glazing bars; stone
lintels with keystones. Sashes throughout. Attic has round-arched half-dormers,
with eaves carried over as hoods. Low sashes with fan-light glazing. Right
return side is 2 storeys on different levels; 4-window range. Right bay projects
slightly. Half-glazed door in angle has narrow moulded wood architrave arid
flanking panels, recessed within fielded panelled piers. Full-width fan-light
with many glazing bars is largely hidden by loggia roof. Quadrant curve 5-bay
loggia from entrance pavilion to door. Pavilion and entrance have rendered
piers, the inner slightly recessed. 4 painted wood openwork uprights and
lattice-work frieze throughout. Interior has apsidal alcove with painted wood
architrave with heavy reeding and corner roundels. Small window to left of door.
Right bay has tripartite window under segmental arch. Slightly recessed bay
above door. 2 left windows on lower level have small sunk panels above. Garden
front: 2 storeys; 3-window range. Ground floor has some alterations. Tripartite
window on right under segmental arch. Mid/late C19 sash to left of centre. Small
central pediment on 2 pairs of brackets. Interior: hall has segmental arches
with panelled pilasters, one with panelled soffit. Dog-leg staircase with
winders and scrolled open string, arid column newels. Moulded cornices. Some
vertical sliding shutters. Glebe House is 2 storeys; 6-window range. C20 doors
to left and right. 6-panelled door to right. Two 6-light casements with
horizontal glazing bars. First floor has sashes. Stone flat arches.
Listing NGR: SP4331849593
Source: English Heritage
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