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The Old Rectory, Sutton Benger

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 316104

OS Grid Reference: ST9477178718
OS Grid Coordinates: 394771, 178718
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5074, -2.0767

Location: High Street, Sutton Benger, Wiltshire SN15 4RL

Locality: Sutton Benger
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN15 4RL

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Listing Text

ST 9478 (north side)

12/276 The Old Rectory


Rectory, 1841, possibly on earlier core, ashlar with slate roofs
and paired ashlar stacks on north and south ridges. Two storeys,
square plan, ornate Tudor Gothic style with deep set mullion
windows and small-paned sashes, battlemented parapets and coved
cornices. West front has advanced gable to right, coped with raked
parapet and cornice, angle and apex finials, large ground floor
1:4:1-light canted bay and projected first floor 3-light window
above. Bay has Tudor-arched lights, parapet, finials and centre
gablet, upper window is corniced and embattled. Apex small hooded
lancet. Range to left has roof hipped at north west angle, 2-light
first floor window flanked by single lights, all with hoodmoulds
and similar ground floor arrangement of door and single lights,
Tudor-arched, the door with overlight. Ground floor is set in fine
3-bay Tudor loggia with buttresses, pierced parapet and centre
gablet. Loggia links to advanced single storey drawing room with
hipped roof, cornice, parapet and projecting centre 3-light mullion
and transom window with carved arms in gable above and finials.
North side has large canted bay window. North east 2-storey gabled
wing with north end mullion windows and finials to gable. North
wall of main house has battlements carried round. South side is
set high over road, plain rendered wall with parapet and roof
hipped to south east but attached is fine ashlar lean-to
conservatory, Tudor style, five bays, with parapet, finials and
iron intersecting glazing bars. Left bay is doorway with overlight
and steps up to similar Tudor arched door at right angles to west
front. Glazed roof is missing.
Interiors: centre hall, drawing room to left and dining room to
right all have fine Gothic plaster cornices. Hall and drawing room
have centre Gothic ceiling roses. Drawing room and dining room
have stone Gothic fireplaces. Hall has stone Tudor-arched screen
to rear stair hall, centre opening and 3-lights each side. Stone
cantilevered stair on rear wall with Gothic wrought iron
balustrade. Built for the Rev G. Marsh, died 1862.

Listing NGR: ST9371278240

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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