THE OLD RECTORY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1125921

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1983

Statutory Address: THE OLD RECTORY, CHURCH END

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE OLD RECTORY, CHURCH END

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland (District Authority)

Parish: Parson Drove

National Grid Reference: TF 39030 09017

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History

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Details

TF 30 NE PARSON DROVE CHURCH END 9/60 (South Side)

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 48135

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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)

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