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The Old Rectory and Parsonage Flat

A Grade II Listed Building in Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5625 / 51°33'45"N

Longitude: -1.4611 / 1°27'40"W

OS Eastings: 437450

OS Northings: 184987

OS Grid: SU374849

Mapcode National: GBR 6YB.WZV

Mapcode Global: VHC11.MZFK

Entry Name: The Old Rectory and Parsonage Flat

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198563

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250754

Location: Letcombe Bassett, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Letcombe Bassett

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

10/125 The Old Rectory and Parsonage
25/10/51 Flat.


House. C17, remodelled late C18. Roughcast with tile clad gables to front, over
timber frame; tile roof; brick stacks. Hall with cross-wings. 2 storeys; 6-
window range. Fenestration 1:3:2 to gabled wing, recessed and double-gabled
centre, and gabled wing. Late C20 porch to central C20 door, late C18 sashes:
gabled roof; end stacks. Interior: late C18 dog-leg with landing stairs;
panelled doors; stone floor to hall; timber framed partition to first floor
right; 3-bay C17 collar truss roof with butt purlins to right wing; left wing
slightly lower and probably earlier, but not inspected. Late C18 block to rear
left: Flemish bond brick, slate roof; 2-unit plan with access to house; 4-bay
garden front gauged flat brick arches over sashes, each recessed in a semi-
circular gauged brick arch. Late C19 brick cornice, central dormer and hipped
roof; end stacks. Interior: late C18 fireplaces in two rooms. Jonathan Swift
(1667-1745) stayed here in 1714, where he wrote "Verses on Himself" and "Some
Free Thoughts on the Present State of Affairs." (Frederick T. Barrett, Letcombe
Bassett Then and Now, 1950 (reprinted 1980), pp. 16-18).

Listing NGR: SU3745084987

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