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The Old Rectory and Attached Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Witney, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7806 / 51°46'50"N

Longitude: -1.4857 / 1°29'8"W

OS Eastings: 435579

OS Northings: 209233

OS Grid: SP355092

Mapcode National: GBR 6VS.979

Mapcode Global: VHC02.6HGT

Entry Name: The Old Rectory and Attached Wall

Listing Date: 14 May 1952

Last Amended: 3 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252622

Location: Witney, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX28

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Witney

Built-Up Area: Witney

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Witney

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP3509S (South side)
11/79 The Old Rectory and attached
14/05/52 wall
(Formerly listed as The Rectory)

Rectory, now schoolbuilding of Henry Box School (q.v.). 1723, for Reverend
Robert Friend. Ashlar front; hipped stone slate roof; stone ashlar ridge stacks.
Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys and attic; 5-window range.
Segmental-arched and raised architraves to early C18 eight-panelled door with
overlight, mid C19 two-pane sashes and horned mid C19 first-floor 4-pane sashes.
Arms of Jonathon Trelawney, Bishop of Winchester (1702-21), carved above door.
Raised pilaster strips; storey band; 5 flat-relief aprons below moulded parapet.
3 gabled roof dormers with mid/late C19 casements. Rear: similar elevation with
semi-circular arched stair-light. Left side wall has 2 square bay windows with
moulded cornices and mid C19 tripartite sashes; of 4-window range, with similar
segmental-arched architraves to first-floor horned sashes. Right side wall has
similar architraves. Mid C18 flat-roofed coach-house to right has keyed
segmental arch over 6-pane sash with thick glazing bars, above blocked
segmental-arched entry. Interior: early C18 panelled doors. Fine panelled room
to left; dentilled cornice to right. Hall has semi-circular-arched doorway with
fluted pilasters and fanlight to rear stair-light which has early C19 plaster
medallion depicting harpist. Fine dog-leg with landing stairs has panelled dado
with fluted pilasters, scrolled brackets, 3 turned balusters to each tread and
moulded handrail with wreathed end. First floor: room to right has panelled dado
and early C18 fireplace with stone surround; room to rear right has quarter-turn
service stairs with turned balusters on closed string; room to rear left has
fielded panelling and fine fireplace with eared architrave and medallions to
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.847; National Monuments Record)

Listing NGR: SP3558009236

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