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Kings Old Rectory, Broad Chalke

Description: Kings Old Rectory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 320684

OS Grid Reference: SU0397625303
OS Grid Coordinates: 403976, 125303
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0271, -1.9447

Location: South Street, Broad Chalke, Wiltshire SP5 5DH

Locality: Broad Chalke
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 5DH

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Listing Text

(north side)

23.3.60 Kings Old Rectory


Detached house. C15, additions early C16, C17, altered C18.
Dressed limestone, partly rendered, refronting timber-frame, half-
hipped tiled roof, stone and brick stacks. Three-bay C15 range,
kitchen to west c1500, rear wings C16 and C17. Entrance to rear;
2-storey kitchen range has chamfered square-headed stone door
surround to left, ledged door with good iron fittings, 4-light
recessed chamfered mullioned casement with hoodmould to right,
first floor has 4-light hollow-chamfered mullioned casement with
hoodmould, hipped attic dormer. Wing to left with Tudor-arched
ribbed door with iron fittings and single leaded casement to right,
3-light mullioned casement with dripstone to left and C20 three-
light casement and single leaded light to first floor. Rear of
wings with two 3-light mullioned casements with dripstones to
ground floor, two C20 casements to first floor and two 3-light
wooden mullioned casements to attic gables, large double stack in
valley between wings. East wing has 2-light leaded casement, 4-
light mullioned casement with hoodmould to ground floor, single
casement and tripartite plate glass sash to first floor. Road
front; formerly windowless ground floor now with three C20
mullioned casements with hoodmoulds, large external stone stack
with offsets to left for kitchen, first floor has 4-light and 3-
light hollow-chamfered mullioned casements with hoodmould and one
3-light wooden mullioned casements, all leaded lights. Attached to
west side is C15 gateway with large Tudor-arched cart entry and
smaller Tudor-arched pedestrian entry to left, pitched verge to
top, masonry of gateway continues into attached former cottage
(q.v.). Interior: Timber-framed internal partitions retained,
together with jowled main posts and 3-bay roof to main range.
Kitchen has chamfered beams with bar stops, two chamfered wooden
door surrounds, ground floor doors with 2 raised panels and H-L
hinges. Drawing room in west wing, refitted early C18 with raised
full panelling and shutters, square stone fireplace, dining room in
east wing has egg and dart and guilloche moulded plaster ceiling
cornice, bolection moulded stone fireplace. Early C18 stairs rise
from west wing: panelled dado and wide moulded ramped handrails,
stairs formerly in south west corner of wing; newel survives with
small stair casements. First floor drawing room over kitchen has
early C18 panelling with moulded edges, ovolo and cyma moulded
cornice, bolection moulded fireplace. First floor study with reset
C17 wainscot panelling. Attic stairs and main stairs have splat
balusters to landings. Former rectory, owned by Kings College,
Cambridge, till 1923.
(Wiltshire Buildings Record)

Listing NGR: SU0397625303

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Source: English Heritage

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