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South Norfolk (District Authority)
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TG 19864 02410



5/104 The Old Rectory and attached garden wall


Former parsonage, C16 and early C19; C16 range timberframed, rendered and colourwashed, black glazed pantiles; early C19 range of gault brick, hipped roof of black unglazed pantiles. C16 range to south erroneously and subsequently dated 1660 on left gable; 2½ cells, 2 storeys and attic; off centre axial stack with gault brick shaft to chimney bay to right; C19 bell turret forward to right of first cell. Half bay to left with doorway; rendered lean-to to left under pantiles, canted bay window across angle of half bay, lead polygonal roof, sashes with glazing bars. Cell 1 with 4-light casement having pintle hinges and leaded lights to both floors, gabled roof dormer with casements with pintle hinges. Forward C18 2-storeyed wing across chimney bay and second cell, wide chamfered angles; colourwashed brick, hipped roof of black glazed pantiles, doorway to ground floor, recessed sash with glazing bars to first floor; right return of wing with small 2-light casement with pintle hinges in larger recess. Right return of range to east: forward bow window to whole return having sashes with glazing bars, wood pilasters and entablature, blank wood panels. Single storeyed link to right between C16 and C19 ranges, glazed lean-to in front of double casement with leaded lights and wrought iron lozenge bars; two plaques showing crest of bird. Interior: timber frame; stack enclosed to first cell, large fireplace with bressumer to second cell; left end wall to ground floor removed and half bay incorporated into early C19 lean-to, polygonal beams and lambs tongue stops. Stair to front of stack of first cell, bread cupboard to front of stair from C18 forward wing. First floor with apparent window frame to rear of first cell; diagonal braces. Attic: first cell with 2-tier roof of tenoned purlins, thin collars, wattle and daub partition to half bay; second cell with higher floor, staggered purlins, no collars, diagonal braces. Full width single storey link with north range of several builds including a breadhouse to west end with bread over, stack shared by lean-to of end half bay. Early C19 range to north: for a member of the Kemp family, 3 bays, 2 storeys, 2 stacks to rear behind bays 1 and 3; central bay breaks forward under hipped roof. Recessed sashes with glazing bars 2 x 6 panes to ground floor, 2 x 5 panes to first floor, having one vertical bar only, flat arches. Central doorway with flanking fluted Doric columns and classical entablature with mutules, triplyphs and guttae; double-leaved panelled outer doors, panelled reveals, part glazed double-leaved inner doors. Returns with similar sashes, left return with doorway having wide moulded surround. Interior: open string curved staircase with stick balusters and wreathed mahogany handrail. Fixed stair light with glazing bars having panes of C16 Norwich School glass depicting Kings of England from William I to Henry VII. Ground floor room to left with acanthus leaf frieze and semi-circular headed recesses to left and right of fireplace; room to right with reeded fire surround with patera service courtyard to west of C16 range having narrow single storeyed range to west in brick with pantiles, curved angles with curved plain tile roof. Attached wall: to south-east angle of C16 range in Flemish bond; bowed central section with stone pineapple above stone plaque showing wheatsheaf and sickle inscribed K / 1801 (John and Elizabeth Kemp). I E Erected to commemorate a bumper harvest.

Listing NGR: TG1986402410


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 05 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03812/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr E.M Trendell. Source Historic England Archive
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