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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1102652



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kelshall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-May-1968

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 162326

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TL 33 NW 4/3

KELSHALL CHURCH END (Northwest side) Kelshall The Old Rectory



Large house. 1691 for T. Wren. Front block rebuilt c.1790 for Rev. Waddington. Altered and extended in C19. Brick with some timber framing to rear, all stuccoed. Slate and tiled double mansard roof. 5 bays, double depth. 2 storeys and attics. Central entrance with 4 panelled architraved door, rectangular fanlight with ellipse tracery. Small timber Tuscan porch. Flush frame sashes with moulded frames. 4 red brick extruded end stacks. Slate to front pitch of roof only. Left return has 2 ground floor sashes, a first floor sash to rear with glazing bars, horizontal sliding sash and a casement window in attic. To rear: scattered glazing bar sashes, ground floor right tripartite 2 dormer windows with horizontal sliding sashes, entrance to right of centre. Right return: a casement window in front attic. Stack to rear range is largest, serving kitchen, originally external now on ridge of lower 2 storey C18 dairy, red brick with blind openings, dentilled eaves, extended by 1 bay to right in C19 with a lower roof. Gable end has 2 ground floor 2 light casements with cambered heads and a first floor horizontal sash, a further C19 range projects to rear with entrances and a horizontal sliding sash. Interior: round arch from entrance hall to late C18 dog-leg stair with moulded handrail. Panelled doors, simple cornices. In rear block a stop chamfered binding beam and large fireplace. Sir J. Soane is known to have made plans for a remodelling of Kelshall Rectory and these served as the basis for the late C18 work. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TL3290036236

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)

National Grid Reference: TL 32900 36236


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