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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 7 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 315463
OS Grid Reference: ST9135768777
OS Grid Coordinates: 391357, 168777
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4179, -2.1257
LACOCK CANTAX HILL
4/29 The Old Rectory
Former rectory, 1865-6, pennant stone coursed rubble with ashlar
dressings, steep slate roofs, coped gables and prominent ashlar
stacks. Two storeys, High Victorian Gothic style, basically L-plan
with east crosswing and main front to south, but also parallel
north range. South front has crosswing gable to right and 2-window
range to left, crosswing with angel finial, boldly detailed plate-
traceried upper window, dated 1866, and large ground floor canted
bay. Range to left has steep eaves-breaking dormer gables over
pointed-headed paired sashes and ground floor pair and triple
sashes. All ground floor windows have dividing shafts and
shouldered heads. Gables have banding, carved shields and mottoes.
Two-window east front, near symmetrical, has similar upper dormer
gables and ground floor paired sash to left, but to right pointed
arched door flanked by 2 plate traceried 2-light windows all with
hoodmoulds. North end wall has diagonally placed stair-lights and
answering corbelling to stack. North range has lower gable
adjoining main gable and 2-window range beyond with pointed arched
door. Single storey range beyond west end. In entrance hall, 3
armorial stained glass windows. Original staircase.
Listing NGR: ST9135768777
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Source: English Heritage
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