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Description: The Old Rectory with Attached Garden Walls and Gateway
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 320590
OS Grid Reference: SU0576731514
OS Grid Coordinates: 405767, 131514
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0829, -1.9190
SU 03 SE BARFORD ST MARTIN GROVELY ROAD
2/8 The Old Rectory
with attached garden
walls and gateway
Rectory, now detached house. C15, altered late C18, C19 and 1960s.
Dressed limestone, Welsh slate roof, brick stacks. L-plan main
range with rear service wing. Two-storey, 4-window south front,
probably C17 and altered c1800. Four 1960s French windows with
flat-roofed 2-storey early C19 porch to left; 6-panelled door with
octagonal-paned transom light and 12-pane sashes. First floor has
2-light and single-light casements. To left is C15 range with 2-
storey canted bay with 12-pane and 8-pane sashes with 12-pane sash
to ground and first floor to right, south gable to left has 12-pane
sashes to both floors, coped verge. Left return has central
projecting stair turret with C20 six-panelled door and 12-pane
sash, C15 square-headed Tudor-arched light with spandrels to first.
floor, to left of this are two 12-pane sashes and C15 single-light
window to gable of main range. Rear has 16-pane sash to ground
floor, five 12-pane sashes and one small 12-pane to first floor,
C20 attic dormers, attached C20 lean-to extension. Right return
has glazed door and sash with cast-iron casement to first floor.
Rear C19 service range in brick and stone bands has casements.
Interior retains stone Tudor arched doorway between drawing room
and C15 range, possible former external doorway. Three cross beam
ceilings in C15 range, the north room has moulded beams, the stair
hall and morning room beams are deeply chamfered. Early C19 stairs
with stick balusters and carved tread-ends. First floor and attics
not accessible but said to have original roof timbers, despite
extensive 1970s restoration. Ceased to be the rectory in 1960s.
Listing NGR: SU0576731514
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