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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Sacombe, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8594 / 51°51'33"N

Longitude: -0.0519 / 0°3'6"W

OS Eastings: 534252

OS Northings: 219663

OS Grid: TL342196

Mapcode National: GBR K9Z.CPX

Mapcode Global: VHGP9.1JXF

Plus Code: 9C3XVW5X+Q7

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 24 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045898

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356212

Location: Sacombe, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Sacombe

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sacombe

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 31 NW
(Northeast side)
4/104 No. 5
24.11.66 (The Old Rectory)
- II

House. Early to mid C16. Extended, raised, floored and heated mid C17,
altered C20. Timber frame exposed with plastered infill, some later
brick casing. Tiled roof. Originally a 2 bay open hall extended to right
with a lobby entrance bay and lower cross wing, staircase wing to rear,
hall range raised a storey, floor inserted just below former head of
hall. Now all 2 storeys with attic on hall range. Hall range to front
has lower C20 brick casing with 2 C20 3 light leaded casements. Upper
level of hall has exposed close studding, curved passing tension brace
to left. Former diagonal mullioned window to right. C17 upper level has
studding and passing tension brace of thin scantling. C20 3 light
casement. Lobby entry bay to right has C20 brick and timber gabled
porch. First floor projecting slightly with a 2 light casement, studding
of thin scantling. Cross wing to far right also has thin scantling, 3
light C20 casements. First floor jettied on thin joists, jowled posts,
braces to tie beam, struts to clasped purlins. C17 cross axial stack on
entrance bay has moulded cornice to 6 conjoined diagonally set shafts.
Right return has similar framing, 3 light casements. Left gable end of
hall has similar exposed framing of C16 and C17, jowled posts to clasped
purlin roof. C20 casements. First floor 2 blocked diagonal mullioned
windows, 2 light leaded casement in attic. To rear a catslide roof over
a C17 2 storey short lean-to outshut from hall. To rear of entrance bay
is gabled stair wing, C17 framing. Cross wing extends further to rear.
Interior: stop chamfered binding beams, parlour and first floor
fireplaces have 4 centred chamfered brick arches with stopped jambs.
Hall fireplace has chamfered lintel with Jacobean panelled surround, 3
arched panels with lozenges and fluted pilasters. Curved windbraces.
(East Herts Archaeological Society Transactions, vol.10, pt.2, 1938,
p.254: Pevsner 1977: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3425219663

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