Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 15 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 32771
OS Grid Reference: ST5657855958
OS Grid Coordinates: 356578, 155958
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3011, -2.6242
ST 55 NE EAST HARPTREE CHURCH LANE (west side)
5/31 The Old Rectory
House. C17 with C19 alterations. Rubble with stone dressings, quoins, copings
and pantile roof. 2 storeys, 3 windows to ground floor, 5 windows to upper floor.
Ground floor windows are one 3-light and two 4-light ovolo mullion windows with
dripstones and C19 casements. Upper windows are three 3-light C19 wood casements
in original openings and two 3-light ovolo mullion windows also with C19 casements.
Doorway below 2nd upper window from left hand is probably a C19 insertion and has
a 4-centred arch with a single chamfer. C20 plank door with glazed panel.
2 stone stacks and 1 brick. C20 outshut to rear conceals a reset Decorated niche
with cusping and a chamfered respond. This was probably inserted in the C19 when
the house served as a nunnery. Interior. Large inglenook fireplace in ground
floor left hand room with a stop chamfered beam and bread oven. Several chamfered
beams in other rooms. 1st floor corridor has at either end a segmental arched
doorway with chamfered jambs and a panelled partition wall with nuns' sliding spy
Listing NGR: ST5657855958
Source: English Heritage
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