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Knoyle Place, East Knoyle

Description: Knoyle Place

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 321119

OS Grid Reference: ST8784930514
OS Grid Coordinates: 387849, 130514
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0738, -2.1748

Location: Church Rails, East Knoyle, Wiltshire SP3 6AF

Locality: East Knoyle
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6AF

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Listing Text

ST 83 SE
(north side)
8/13 Knoyle Place (formerly listed
as The Rectory)
Rectory, now detached house. Late C14, C17, large addition to east
late C18. Limestone ashlar C18 wing has Welsh slate hipped roof
with ashlar stacks, rubble stone earlier range with tiled roof. L-
plan, the early range now services to C18 addition. Two-storey, 3-
window symmetrical east front. Door with 6 fielded panels,
fanlight and sidelights with Tuscan porch in recessed centre bay,
side bays have 12-pane sashes in semi-circular headed panes. First
floor has three 12-pane sashes, the left one blind. Moulded
cornice to plain stone blocking course. Left return, garden front,
has five 15-pane sashes to ground floor, side bays slightly
projecting with semi-circular headed panels, plat band to three
centre bays of first floor; 12-pane sashes, cornice and blocking
course as front. Attached to left is C14 range, rebuilt in C17;
2-light wood mullioned casement and 2-light C19 mullioned casement
in blocked door to rear of former through passage, C17 recessed
chamfered mullioned casement and C20 replacement mullioned casement
to right, first floor has one 2-light and two 3-light casements, to
left is rubble stone addition, possibly C18, with glazed door.
Rear has 4-panelled door to left, two 2-light leaded casements and
C14 moulded pointed doorway with inserted leaded casement, planked
doors to right, first floor has 2-light wooden casements, C20
hipped dormer over left hand door. Right return of C18 build has
12-pane sashes, half-glazed door and round-headed stair window,
rear has similar windows, short gabled wing.
Interior; C14 and C17 range altered to provide services and
modernised C20, but retains chamfered beam and evidence of former
through passage. C18 build retains original fittings; open well
stairs with stick balusters, moulded wreathed handrail. Dining
room has fluted columns, stylised classical frieze and dado with
guilloche ornament. Library has saucer dome ceiling with plain
plaster decoration. Drawing room has reeded marble fireplace, egg
and dart and guilloche ceiling frieze. Joinery includes 6-panelled
doors with centre beads and window shutters.
The rectory home of the Wren family at the time of Sir Christopher
Wren's birth, although local legend says that due to a fire at the
rectory he was actually born in a cottage elsewhere in the village.
Ceased to be the rectory during 1940s.

Listing NGR: ST8784930514

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Source: English Heritage

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