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The Old Rectory, Brandsby-cum-Stearsby

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 332718

OS Grid Reference: SE5976772064
OS Grid Coordinates: 459767, 472064
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1409, -1.0866

Location: Town Street, Brandsby, North Yorkshire YO61 4RN

Locality: Brandsby-cum-Stearsby
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO61 4RN

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Listing Text

BRANDSBY-CUM-STEARSBY TOWN STREET
SE 57 SE
(north side)
6/10
The Old Rectory
28.2.52
GV II*

Rectory, now house. C16 range of T-shaped plan with addition at right angles
added in 1809 for Rev William Smith, MA. Older range in rubble sandstone with
ashlar dressings and red and blue pantile roof; 1809 range of ashlar sandstone
with Westmorland slate roof. Older range of 2 low storeys, 1:6 bays with added
rear outshut; 2-storey. 2-bay x 5-bay 1809 addition at east end and facing
east. Older range: mullion windows with double-chamfered surrounds, flat heads,
four-centred-arched uncusped lights and sunken spandrels; to the left is an
added bay with ground-floor casement window and rendered stack to left end; six
ground-floor windows each of 3 lights except the 3rd, which has 5 lights
probably replacing the original doorway, and,the 5th, a single-light window;
first-floor windows are all of 2 lights; C19 ashlar stack to left end; large
brick old stack behind the 3rd first-floor window. To right, left return of
1809 range: plinth, first-floor band, moulded cornice, parapet; tall ground-
floor sash window with glazing bars, first-floor 16-pane sash window. Main
front of 1809 range: 5 bays arranged 2:1:2; plinth, band, cornice and parapet as
before; central door of 6 fielded panels, the top 2 glazed, below fanlight with
tracery, in timber Tuscan portico with half columns and rather thin pediment;
windows are sashes with glazing bars, of 15 panes and reaching down to top of
plinth on ground floor, all with crown glass, and with keyed cantilevered
lintels and projecting sills; hipped roof; end stacks. Rear of older range:
board door and 2 renewed windows on ground floor; 2 dormer windows with cat-
slide roofs above. Rear of 1809 range: mostly obscured by later kitchen exten-
sions, but with round-arched landing window in gabled stair turret which also
has bell. Interior: older range has original first-floor beam which indicates
that the first-floor level has been raised; roof tie-beams are curved, and roof
has been extended to rear over outshut; between main range and outshut are two
ground-floor timber 2-light mullion windows with stanchions; in the outshut is a
reused 6-panel door made from C17 battened panelling; 1809 range has doors of 6
reeded panels and matching shutters, decorative cornices; turned-baluster open-
well staircase with wreathed handrail. VCH ii, p.104.


Listing NGR: SE5976772064

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Source: English Heritage

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