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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: 1123456



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Fairstead

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Mar-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115368

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2/15 (15/236) The Old Rectory, formerly listed as The 21.12.67 Rectory

- II

House. Of C16 or earlier origin, restyled in C18, extended in early C19 and C20. Mainly timber framed and plastered, partly of painted brick, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Irregular half-H plan facing NE, with 2 internal stacks. Early C19 extension of painted brick to rear left, with stack in left wall. C20 single-storey extensions to right and rear right. 2 storeys. One tripartite sash of 4-12-4 lights, one quadripartite sash of 4-4-4-4 lights, 4 sashes of 12 lights on first floor, with some crown glass. 3 C20 doors, of which one is in early C19 style with fluted pilasters, pedimented porch and segmental fanlight. Roofs mainly hipped. The earliest exposed evidence is in the front bay of the right wing, which has a binding beam with pyramid stops, close studding on the first floor, and gabled crownpost roof with axial bracing. Elsewhere, extensive C18 re-styling may conceal parts of an earlier timber structure. Tile early C19 extension at rear left has a splayed bay of sashes with internal folding shutters, original plaster coving and original first floor cast iron grate. Similar cast iron grate on first floor of left wing. Elegant early C19 staircase with very thin turned balusters and wreathed rail, all of oak.

Listing NGR: TL7695016797

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National Grid Reference: TL 76950 16797


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