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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: 1125921



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Parson Drove

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48135

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The Old Rectory GV II

Former rectory, c.1760, probably for Rev John Dickinson. Gault brick front wall, with local brick to side and rear walls and Ketton limestone dressings to quoins, door and window surrounds. Hipped, slate roof, pedimented to front with bulls eye window to tympanum. End stacks. Plan of two rooms flanking hall. Two storeys and attic. Range of three hung sashes with glazing bars, and two similar but larger windows at ground floor. Central pedimented doorway with moulded architrave and pulvinated frieze. Garden doorway at rear has a rusticated surround, raised key block and moulded cornice. Adjoining to the east is a lower kitchen range, much altered. Interior. Fine 1760 interior to one ground floor room. Cornice with cyma, egg and dart and dentil mouldings. Richly carved surround to one window with fret pattern between console brackets carved with acanthus and drops of husk ornament. Shouldered fireplace surround of pine with some marble and above is a shouldered and ramped overmantel with swan's neck pediment with shell motif. The staircase is also 1760 and of four flights, closed-string with turned balusters, moulded rail and square newels. Pevsner (Buildings of England), p.450. W. Watson, History of Wisbech, 1827.

Listing NGR: TF3903009017

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 450
Watson, W, An Historical Account of the Ancient Town and Port of Wisbech, (1827)

National Grid Reference: TF 39030 09017


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