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Latitude: 52.2762 / 52°16'34"N
Longitude: -0.4115 / 0°24'41"W
OS Eastings: 508472
OS Northings: 265416
OS Grid: TL084654
Mapcode National: GBR G0H.BRG
Mapcode Global: VHFPP.T19W
Entry Name: The Old Rectory
Listing Date: 7 May 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1114828
English Heritage Legacy ID: 36314
Location: Pertenhall, Bedford, MK44
Civil Parish: Pertenhall
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Pertenhall
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 0865 PERTENHALL KIMBOLTON ROAD
10/119 The Old Rectory
House, former rectory. Late C18, probable rebuilding of an earlier house, for
the Martyn family. Rainwater heads show 1799. Red brick with hipped tiled roof
behind parapet. 3 storeyed rectangular block, with later lower additions to rear.
Symmetrical front elevation has slightly projecting central bay with cyma reversa
stone pediment. Stone cornice band and coping to parapet. 1:3:1 sash windows with
glazing bars under flat arches. Central doorway has semi-circular traceried fanlight,
panelled archivolt, wood surround of panelled pilasters supporting entablatures and
open dentil pediment. Flanking windows set in shallow round-headed recesses, with
stone impost bands in line with doorway cornice. Side elevations of 3 windows, some
dummy. C19 2 storeyed chequered brick and slate roofed addition to rear W. C20
additions to rear E by Sir Albert Richardson. Interior: well staircase with circular
domed skylight and cut spandrels to stairs. Panelled reveals, doors and shutters.
Cornices with modillion and foliate designs. White marble chimney pieces.
(J. Kenworthy-Browne, "Living in a late Palladian rectory", The Connoisseur, vol 162,
Listing NGR: TL0847265416
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