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Rectory Cottage the Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Wetheringsett, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2585 / 52°15'30"N

Longitude: 1.1162 / 1°6'58"E

OS Eastings: 612772

OS Northings: 266838

OS Grid: TM127668

Mapcode National: GBR TKB.723

Mapcode Global: VHL9T.9HGG

Entry Name: Rectory Cottage the Old Rectory

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Last Amended: 14 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281705

Location: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford

Built-Up Area: Wetheringsett

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wetheringsett All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
3/120 The Old Rectory &
29.7.55 Rectory Cottage
(formerly listed as
The Rectory)

Former rectory, now 2 dwellings. In 2 distinct halves. Range to left has C15
core with considerable later alterations; the majority of this range comprises
Rectory Cottage. Substantial wing to right of c.1857. Older range timber
framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof, hipped to left with a gablet; a small
raised section adjacent to C19 work is slated. C19 work in red brick with
slated roof. 2 storeys. Older range has C18-C19 small-paned and square-
leaded casements. Mid C20 doorway to left has semi-glazed door and flat hood
supported on pilasters. An internal stack with heavy cross-axial shaft. C19
work: large-paned sash windows, gauged brick arches, chamfered reveals;
slightly recessed entrance block with half-glazed door and flanking narrow
windows. Interior. Rectory Cottage has a fine 2-bay inserted ceiling of
early-mid C16: multiple mouldings to cross-beams and cornice, hollow and ogee
moulding to joists. Part of this room is divided off and has complete early
C18 panelling with contemporary fireplace and C19 corner cupboard. To left of
stack, some heavy plain joists and framing, probably re-used. Most of timbers
on upper floor concealed. Roof seems to be largely reconstructed but was not
fully examined. At right end of range a room within The Old Rectory has
massive joists of C15 date. Richard Hakluyt, author of 'The Principal
Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation', became rector in
1590 and live here until his death in 1616.

Listing NGR: TM1277266838

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