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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Launton, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9004 / 51°54'1"N

Longitude: -1.1229 / 1°7'22"W

OS Eastings: 460447

OS Northings: 222788

OS Grid: SP604227

Mapcode National: GBR 8XC.YRG

Mapcode Global: VHCX4.HH7J

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 26 November 1951

Last Amended: 9 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300750

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243473

Location: Launton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX26

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Launton

Built-Up Area: Launton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Launton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(South side)

13/88 The Old Rectory
26/11/51 (Formerly listed as Rectory)


Wing of rectory, now house. 1828 by John Plowman (builder) for Reverend James
Blomfield but part probably slightly earlier. Coursed squared limestone with
some ashlar dressings; Welsh-slate roof with brick stacks. Double-depth plan. 2
storeys. Right bay of 4-window front is earlier and has large tripartite sashes
to both floors; other bays have 12-pane sashes plus the entrance, with 4-panel
door, rectangular overlight and the inscription "Pax Intrantibus Salus
Exeuntibus" on the lintel of its pilastered ashlar doorcase. All windows have
ashlar flat arches. Shallow-pitched hipped roof with overhanging boxed eaves has
end stacks. Rear has full-height sashes and a doorway with a fanlight. Interior
not inspected. Entrance is re-set from a contemporary, demolished section. The
C16/C17 main range, the home of Bishop Skinner during the Commonwealth, was
demolished in 1965 but the study fireplace is now incorporated into a garage.
(V.C.H.: 0xfordshire, Vol.VI, p.233).

Listing NGR: SP6044722788

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