THE OLD RECTORY
Heritage Category: Listed Building
List Entry Number: 1302905
Date first listed: 23-Jan-1952
Date of most recent amendment: 11-Feb-1986
Statutory Address: THE OLD RECTORY
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Statutory Address: THE OLD RECTORY
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: Cotswold (District Authority)
National Grid Reference: SP 03156 15621
SP 0315 WITHINGTON WITHINGTON VILLAGE
8/185 The Old Rectory (formerly listed as the Rectory) 23.1.52 GV II*
Former rectory now house. C14, early C18, late C18-early C19. C14 wing, random dressed limestone, early C18 central body ashlar, late C19-early C18 stableblock coursed squared and dressed limestone. Stone slate roof, stone and artificial stone stacks. 'U' shaped plan; early C18 open range at centre. C14 hall range on west late C18-early C19 stable block on east, the whole forming a 3-sided courtyard. C19 extension to right gable end of late C18 range outside courtyard. C14 range; 2 storeys, flat-chamfered plinth, east wall (facing courtyard) refaced mid-late C16. Three- light hollow-chamfered, stone-mullioned casement with 4-centred arched heads and carved spandrels to first floor. Three-light, double-chamfered, stone-mullioned casement right. Similar 2 and 3-light windows to ground floor. All windows with hexagonal leaded panes and stanchions. Gable end refaced early C19 to match gable end of stableblock. Central 6-panel door to ground floor, 12-pane sash with horns to first floor, bull's-eye window with radiating glazing bars to attic. Left-hand return (facing churchyard); two 2-light double-chamfered, stone-mullioned casements and one flat-chamfered 2-light stone-mullioned casement. First floor lit byone 2 and one 3-light late C18-early C19 stone- mullioned casement. Single light with double-chamfered surround right. Leaded panes to most stone-mullioned casements. Two 12- pane sashes with wide glazing bars for first floor of gable end of early C18 range left (work in progress on ground floor windows August 1985). Central range: symmetrical, 2-storey, 5-windowed, 12-pane sashes with horns to first floor. Central C18 door with decorative fielded panelling up 6 stone steps, triangular pediment on consoles. Two 12-pane sashes either side of door, 4-pane cellar lights under each ground floor window. Central stairs projection with round-headed stair light in rear wall. Stable block right; 2 storeys and attic. Wall facing courtyard blank. Gable end as gable end to C14 range but with 12-pane sash in place of door. C20 wood-mullioned cross windows with leaded panes and timber lintels in right-hand wall. Five hipped dormers to attic. Roof; early C18 range with hipped gable ends and hipped roof to stairs projection. Lateral and axial stacks some with moulded cappings, flat gable end coping with roll-cross saddles. Interior: C14 range; 3-bay formerly open hall at north end with probably 2-bay solar arch-braced collar beam trusses with moulded soffits tohall. Double flat-chamfered through purlins with flat chamfers . Intermediary principal rafters between braced trusses. Floor with moulded spine beam inserted C15. Wall dividing solar from hall with exposed curving 'V' struts from tie beam to collar, similar curving struts from collar to principal rafters: late C18 range open wall staircase with column on vase balusters, wreathed handrail and curtail step, fielded panelling to staircase dado. Skirtings, architraves and doors on ground floor mostly reused from The Grange Hampshire. Several marble fireplaces on ground and first floors also reused. Well at east end. King post roof. Early C19 stable block retains some original hay baskets set in recesses, first floor and attic now converted. C14 range may have been a hall of the Bishops of Worcester.
Listing NGR: SP0316615622
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System number: 129289
Legacy System: LBS
This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
End of official listing