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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Fornham All Saints, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2747 / 52°16'29"N

Longitude: 0.6918 / 0°41'30"E

OS Eastings: 583742

OS Northings: 267477

OS Grid: TL837674

Mapcode National: GBR QDL.7QW

Mapcode Global: VHJGN.Y320

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376943

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284068

Location: Fornham All Saints, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP28

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Fornham All Saints

Built-Up Area: Fornham All Saints

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Fornham

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


3/4 The Old Rectory

- II

Former rectory. Early C16 core; C18 and early C19 exterior. 2 storeys; set
sideways-on to road. Timber-framed and rendered; part plaintiled, part
slated. The building falls into 2 distinct sections. The earlier range has a
half-H form, with 2 short cross-wings, that on the south east jettied, but on
the north west underbuilt. 2 internal chimney-stacks with large plain square
red brick shafts surmouted by square mid-C19 chimney-pots. Plain bargeboards
to gables; across the centre range the gutters have a row of miniature cast-
iron lions' heads (cf. The Red House, Nethergate Street, Hopton). Small-paned
sash windows in flush frames; half-glazed double doors with an early C19
timber lattice-work porch with tented lead roof. At the extreme east end is
an early C19 semi-circular white brick extension, single-storey, with a flat
lead-covered roof and moulded cornice. Small-paned sash windows in flush
frames; a half-glazed French door. To the west of the older range a large 2
storey extension of circa 1830, timber-framed and rendered, with a hipped
slate roof; 3 window range: small-paned sashes in flush frames with fitted
sunblinds on top. The north-western crosswing of the older range has a plain
crown-post roof, with octagonal crown-post braced only to the collar-purlin;
the vestigial remains of the same roof-type in the south-eastern cross-wing.
The central range of the roof was raised, apparently in the C18, with a few
earlier rafters reused: probably originally an open hall. The house has
associations with Charles Lamb the essayist (1775-1834).

Listing NGR: TL8374267477

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