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SK 52540 76818


SK 57 NW PARISH OF WHITWELL HIGH STREET 2/171 (South Side) 14.11.69 The Old Rectory GV II

Rectory, now a private house. 1885 by J.L. Pearson, for the Rev. George Mason. Coursed squared sandstone with sandstone dressings and decorative tile hanging. Hipped, gabled and gambrel plain tile roof of irregular outline and with prominent ridge and lateral stacks. Two storeys and attics. Irregular plan and elevations. Intermittent first floor band and ground floor sill band. North elevation of six bays. Off-centre gabled porch bay has a gothic doorway with double-chamfered surround and hoodmould. Single light transomed window in the return walls. To the right is a C20 garage door, an external chimney flank and a stone cross window. The first floor has from left to right, a cross window, a 4-light mullioned and transomed staircase window, two more cross windows, and a 3-light mullioned and transom window. Three gables above with a small square window over the porch, and two 3-light mullioned windows. East elevation has to the ground floor a square bay window of 1- 5-1 lights, with a transom; and to the right a 5-light mullioned and transom window. The first floor has from left to right, a 4-light mullioned and transom window, two single light windows and a cross window. Hipped roof above, rising to a tile-hung gable with a 5-light window. The south elevation is of six irregular bays. At the right-hand end is a bold external stack. To the left a lean-to 3-light bay window. Three-light mullion and transom window above, asymmetrically placed. To the left is a full height canted bay of 2-3-2 lights and with tile hanging between the windows. To the left again is a gothic doorway and a window, beneath a gabled bay. Two-light staircase window above, with two transoms, and, placed slightly higher to the left, a cross window. A 3-light mullioned window in the gable. Projecting bay to the left has a 4-light window to each floor, the upper one with a transom. A buttress at the end of this bay and a further single light window, set back, beyond. Some windows have leaded lights. The interior has a two storey staircase hall with closed string staircase with short turned balusters. Four and six-panelled doors with brass push/pull handles. Rococo fireplace in the drawing room made by the Coalbrookdale company in 1856. Sources:A.Quiney 'John Loughborough Pearson' Yale 1979 pp96, 175, 184, 282.

Listing NGR: SK5254076818


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Books and journals
Quiney, A, John Loughborough Pearson, (1979), 175, 184
Quiney, A, John Loughborough Pearson, (1979), 282


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: 11 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/13070/27
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