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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Barsham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4521 / 52°27'7"N

Longitude: 1.5255 / 1°31'31"E

OS Eastings: 639647

OS Northings: 289638

OS Grid: TM396896

Mapcode National: GBR XMJ.8HN

Mapcode Global: VHM6J.DMBL

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Last Amended: 27 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032029

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282155

Location: Barsham, Waveney, Suffolk, NR34

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: Barsham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Barsham Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 38 NE

The Old Rectory
(formerly listed as The Rectory)


House, formerly the rectory. Late C16/early C17 with late C17 crosswing and
C18 range to right. Extended to rear mid C20. Oldest central part timber
framed and plastered; projecting brick crosswing to left with shaped stuccoed
gable; C18 range in red brick, partly plastered. Roofs plaintiled to front
and pantiled to rear. 2 storeys and attic. The windows are mainly C20 3-
light casements, a range of 6 in total; on the ground floor there is an early
C19 3-light splayed bay with sash windows and a modillion cornice. Early C19
doorway in front gable end: entrance door with 2 raised and fielded lower
panels, and 16 small panes above; open stuccoed porch on columns. 2 flat-
roofed dormers. The crosswing has an external stack, the upper half rebuilt;
gable stack to later range. One room in the centre range has 2 ovolo-moulded
bridging beams and exposed plain joists. In the crosswing a similarly-
moulded bridging beam with carved barred stop-chamfers is evidently re-used.
At the rear of this wing a wide early C19 stair with partly missing stick
balusters. In the C18 range one bedroom has some softwood panelling and a
fireplace with eared surround. Birthplace of historian Laurence Echard (1671-
1730) and of CatherineSuckling mother of Lord Nelson, in 1725. Alfred
Suckling the county historian was rector 1839-1856.

Listing NGR: TM3964789638

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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