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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: 1383777



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Richard's Castle (Shropshire)

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Nov-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Feb-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 484209

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SO47SE BATCHCOTT 482-1/8/161 The Old Rectory 12/11/54 (Formerly Listed as: BATCHCOTT The Rectory)


Rectory, now house. Mid C18. Brick with slate roof. 2 parallel gabled blocks with central projecting gabled bay to front and back. Parallel blocks run east-west and were built onto earlier core of 5-bay range running north-south. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. North front is a 5-window range with central window-bay slightly advanced under gable. 6/6 sashes with gauged brick lintels flanking central Venetian sash over pedimented glazed entrance door and doorcase, and lunette sash in attic gable over. Venetian and lunette windows have plain entablatures and projecting keystones. Doorcase with flat pilasters with console brackets and open pediment with re-entrant semicircular fanlight with star-shaped glazing bars; 9-light glazed door with side lights. One small additional later casement irregularly set at each storey. Brick storey band. Timber cornice and gable bargeboards. Right return side: front block with two 6/6 sashes to ground and first floors, and 8/8 sash to attic. Rear block: blocked attic lunette set in gable-end with bargeboards; 6-panelled door with raised fielded panels in doorcase with eared moulded architrave; first floor masked by flat-roofed extension with rendered canted walls supported on plain round cast-iron columns. Rear: 5-window range with 6/6 sashes with brick segmental-arched lintels flanking central projecting gabled bay. Lunette sash in attic gable. Central projection has flat-roofed 2-storey 3-sided canted bay with 6/6 sashes with brick segmental-arched lintels and stone sills on each face and with 8-light French doors at ground-floor centre. Dentil brick eaves with gable bargeboards on deep verge. Left return side: front block with two 6/6 sashes and single 6/6 sash in attic gable, all with brick segmental-arched lintels and stone sills; French doors at ground floor of 3-lights over low panel, set under fanlight with glazing bars and brick round-arched lintel. Early C19 2-storey slate-roofed stone and brick service wing masks gable-end of rear block. INTERIOR: ground-floor rooms retain some original moulded cornices, 6-panel doors in moulded cases, and sash boxes to front sashes. Original chimneypieces in west room of front range at ground and first floors and in central room of rear block. Oak staircase in front block with column on vase balusters with toadback handrail. Original core of 5-bay north-south range has 4 twin-strut and collar trusses and single trenched purlin roof.

Listing NGR: SO4956770988

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National Grid Reference: SO 49567 70988


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