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The Old Rectory and Attached Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shenington with Alkerton, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0831 / 52°4'59"N

Longitude: -1.4506 / 1°27'2"W

OS Eastings: 437745

OS Northings: 242893

OS Grid: SP377428

Mapcode National: GBR 6R5.635

Mapcode Global: VHBYJ.SWZY

Entry Name: The Old Rectory and Attached Wall

Listing Date: 20 September 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244608

Location: Shenington with Alkerton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Shenington with Alkerton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shenington with Alkerton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SHENINGTON WITH ALKERTON ALKERTON
SP 3642-3742
7/52 The Old Rectory and attached
wall
GV II*
Rectory, now house. Built in 1625 for Thomas Lidyat, chronologer and
cosmographer to Henry Prince of Wales. Short rear wing added in 1748.
Alterations and additions to rear in 1946 and 1973. Squared, coursed ironstone.
Steeply pitched stone slate roof laid to diminishing courses. Stone coped gables
with moulded kneelers. Large, partly renewed, diagonally-set stone ridge stacks
on stone bases and twin-shafted end stacks. 2-unit plan extended to L-plan by
the addition of later kitchen wing. 2 storeys plus attic. 4-window range. Front
elevation. Ground floor has a blocked doorway and two 3-light and a 2-light
stone mullioned windows with hood moulds and label stops. Similar windows to
first floor plus a small rectangular stone framed window. Windows have lead
cames and wrought-iron casement fasteners. Ironstone quoins. Chamfered stone
plinth. Rear. Entrance off-centre to left has a cambered arched head with hood
mould and lozenge shaped label stops. Original oak plank door. Ground and first
floor both have 3-light cavetto stone mullioned windows on right. 3 rectangular
stone framed windows with hood moulds and label stops at irregular heights mark
position of original staircase now existing only from first floor to attic.
Lower wing has 2-light stone mullioned windows with hood moulds and label stops.
Interior. Original plan of hall and parlour separated by central double
fireplace. Each room approximately 17 feet square. Moulded spine beams with
stop-chamfers. Moulded stone fireplace in parlour dated 1625 in spandrels. Hall
has large fireplace with arched stone head and a bread oven over 4 feet in
diameter. Fireplace in bedroom over parlour has moulded jambs and Tudor arch.
Early C18 fireplace and bread oven in kitchen. Later staircase leads from hall.
C17 stair survives from first floor to attic. Purlin roof. A notable example of
regional architecture built for one of the regions most distinguished figures,
Thomas Lydyat (1572-1646), rector of Alkerton and a greatly respected writer and
scholar in his day. Wall probably C18. Approximately 4 metres high. Finely
jointed ironstone with a stone coping.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974, p421; Wood-Jones, pp151-2 and pp271-3,
plates 1b and 16d; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol IX, pp45 and 50; Oxfordshire Record
Society II (1920) 6)


Listing NGR: SP3774342894

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