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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: 1114828



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


District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Pertenhall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-May-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36314

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10/119 The Old Rectory



House, former rectory. Late C18, probable rebuilding of an earlier house, for the Martyn family. Rainwater heads show 1799. Red brick with hipped tiled roof behind parapet. 3 storeyed rectangular block, with later lower additions to rear. Symmetrical front elevation has slightly projecting central bay with cyma reversa stone pediment. Stone cornice band and coping to parapet. 1:3:1 sash windows with glazing bars under flat arches. Central doorway has semi-circular traceried fanlight, panelled archivolt, wood surround of panelled pilasters supporting entablatures and open dentil pediment. Flanking windows set in shallow round-headed recesses, with stone impost bands in line with doorway cornice. Side elevations of 3 windows, some dummy. C19 2 storeyed chequered brick and slate roofed addition to rear W. C20 additions to rear E by Sir Albert Richardson. Interior: well staircase with circular domed skylight and cut spandrels to stairs. Panelled reveals, doors and shutters. Cornices with modillion and foliate designs. White marble chimney pieces. (J. Kenworthy-Browne, "Living in a late Palladian rectory", The Connoisseur, vol 162, pp 154-159.)

Listing NGR: TL0847265416

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'The Connoisseur' in The Connoisseur, , Vol. 162, (), 154-159

National Grid Reference: TL 08472 65416


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