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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorpe Achurch, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4363 / 52°26'10"N

Longitude: -0.4984 / 0°29'54"W

OS Eastings: 502179

OS Northings: 283095

OS Grid: TL021830

Mapcode National: GBR FYG.6TG

Mapcode Global: VHFNW.91W5

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 11 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232852

Location: Thorpe Achurch, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Thorpe Achurch

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Thorpe Achurch St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


The Old Rectory

(Formerly listed as The Rectory)


Rectory, now house. Said to be c.1633, late C18 and early C19 additions. Squared
coursed limestone with Collyweston slate roof. Orignally 3-unit plan, now
double-depth. 2 storeys with attic. Main front is a 7-window range with central
gabled porch. 2-storey square bay windows with stone mullions and gablets
breaking forward at aid-points of flanking ranges. Other windows are 2-light
stone mullion windows and one single-light window to first floor far right. Some
stone mullions may have been renewed C19, all have leaded lights. C17 panelled
door in porch has strap hinges and 4-centre arch head with moulded stone
surround. Ashlar gable parapets and ashlar stacks at ridge and end, that to far
right is C20. Elevation to left of main front has gable to right with 2- and
3-light stone mullion windows and early C19 two-storey polygonal bay with
mansard roof to left. 3 faces of bay have sash windows and centre ground floor
has sash door, all with plain ashlar architraves and keyblocks. Rear elevation
is an early C19 three-window range to right with sash windows under stone
lintels with keyblocks. Two gabled wings to left are probably late C18 with sash
windows under gauged stone heads. Interior: entrance hall has C17 fireplace with
4-centred arch head. Main staircase and service staircase are early C19 with
stick balustrades. Drawing room to rear has early C19 moulded cornice.
(V.C.H.: Northamptonshire, Vol.3, p.135).

Listing NGR: TL0217983095

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