Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 307107
OS Grid Reference: SP3360555993
OS Grid Coordinates: 433605, 255993
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2012, -1.5097
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LIGHTHORNE CHURCH LANE
SP3355 (North side)
12/111 The Old Rectory
Former rectory. C17, remodelled early/mid C18 and late C18/early C19. Minor
mid/late C19 alterations and additions. Regular coursed limestone with ironstone
quoins and dressings. Painted moulded cornice. Double-span tile roofs have coped
gable parapets to garden front; brick ridge stacks, and external stack to rear.
Complex double-depth U-plan. 2 storeys and attic. Main front to garden, formerly
entrance front, is 1:3:1 bays. Recessed centre has projecting late C18/early C19
ground floor. 6-panelled door and fanlight on left, in painted moulded stone
architrave with keystone. The bays follow a different rhythm above. Sashes, in
painted stone architraves with keystones. Left wing has tripartite sash with
cornice on ground floor. Right wing has large rendered bay window of c.1840 with
tripartite sash, flat band across and pedimental gable. Wings have string course
between first floor and attic. 9-pane attic sashes have architraves without
keystones. Central roof dormer has C20 casements. Irregular left return range.
C18/early C19 single-storey range set far back has C20 glazed door. 2 late C19
four-pane sashes in block surrounds. Hipped old tile roof. Small C19 one-window
range attached to right return side has first floor casement only. Irregular
return side has plate glass sash in former doorway. Narrow staircase window.
Rear, now entrance front, is a 6-window range, with gable on left. Right range
probably late C18/early C19. Large stone porch to third bay has attached
unfluted Doric columns and pedimented roof. Part-glazed flush 6-panelled door.
Mid/late C19 brick projection to left has partly blocked basket archway with 2
narrow round-arched sashes. Similar sash to right has brick arch. Above is an
external stack between two 9-pane sashes. To right, ground floor has 2 old
3-light casements with horizontal glazing bars, stone flat arches and old
shutters. Blocked doorway. First floor has sashes with moulded frames. Sixth bay
has early C19 Gothic curved iron railing. Most openings have stone lintels with
keyblocks, Two large C19 roof dormers, on left with horizontal sash, on right
with centre-hung window. Single-storey range to right has recessed entrance of
C19 and C20 brick. Plank door and overlight, and 2-light casements with glazing
bars. Old horizontal sash with glazing bars, stone flat arch and shutters.
Blocked doorway has stone lintel with keystone. Interior: old plank door.
2-panelled and 6-panelled doors. Heavy ceiling beams, plastered in some rooms.
Room on garden front has simple Gothic plaster cornice. 2 rooms have late
C18/early C19 Neoclassical fireplaces with painted details. Early/mid C18
dog-leg staircase has turned balusters and moulded handrail to first floor, and
cut-out wavy balusters, possibly late C17, to attic.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.340).
Listing NGR: SP3360555993
Source: English Heritage
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