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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: 1121663



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Wycliffe with Thorpe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Oct-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111794

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7/203 Wycliffe Old Rectory


Rectory, 1733. Rendered and colour-washed stone with cut dressings; graduated stone slate roof. Rectangular block with projecting wings at each end of south front; and north-east wing.

South elevation 2 storeys, 1 + 3 + 1 bays. 7 steps up to central Tuscan porch, enclosing renewed 6-panel door with 3-pane overlight. Flanking 30-pane sashes with segmental-arched heads; 12-pane sashes above. Lower projecting wings: each has steps up to 32-pane French window; and 16-pane sash above. 12-pane sashes, some renewed, on 1-bay inner returns. Hip-ended roof. Main block roof is hipped to the right and has a coped gable to the left; left end stack and 3 low ridge stacks. 4-bay right return shows 12-pane sashes on both floors. Tall rear elevation above basement has scattered fenestration including tall arched stair window, with intersecting glazing bars, and three 16-pane sashes.

Interior: Fielded-panel doors in moulded doorcases with paterae; folding panelled shutters on H-hinges; moulded cornices; dogleg closed-string stair with urn-on-vase balusters,square fluted newels and moulded handrail.

Two 1st floor rooms at the west end of the Old Rectory are now incorporated into the West House.

Historical note: the house was built at the sole expense of Thomas Robinson, rector 1731-69.

H.D. Pritchett, 'John D. Wycliffe' (reprint of articles in 'Darlington and Stockton Times') 1935, p.1.

Listing NGR: NZ1160014295

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pritchett, HD , John D Wycliffe, (1935), 1

National Grid Reference: NZ 11599 14292


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