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The Old Rectory and Attached Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Standlake, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7287 / 51°43'43"N

Longitude: -1.424 / 1°25'26"W

OS Eastings: 439877

OS Northings: 203490

OS Grid: SP398034

Mapcode National: GBR 6WG.DT5

Mapcode Global: VHC09.8TJ4

Entry Name: The Old Rectory and Attached Wall

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Last Amended: 17 October 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053147

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252342

Location: Standlake, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX29

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Standlake

Built-Up Area: Standlake

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Standlake

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP3903 (East side)
23/258 The Old Rectory and attached
12/09/55 wall
(Formerly listed as Rectory)


Rectory, now house. C13; remodelled and hall and parlour ranges built
c.1480-1500 for Dr. Richard Salter; extended to right and parlour wing
remodelled in 1661 for John Dale; altered c.1850 for Reverend Francis Tuckwell.
Coursed limestone rubble, rendered centre; gabled stone slate roof with C17
pyramidal finials; ridge stack of stone finished in brick; C17 stone lateral
stacks, with sundial to right. Hall and cross wing plan: C13 right chamber
block, late C15 hall and left parlour wing. 4-window range. Late C15 hood moulds
over C20 windows in 2-storey left gable. Timber lintels over 2-light leaded
casement, 8-pane sash and tripartite sash in 2-storey-and-attic right gable.
Central hall range of one storey and attic, 2-window range, has mid C19 outshut
to front with flat stone arches over mid C19 double doors and C20 three-light
casements: similar casements in gabled dormers. Right side wall has late C15
two-light round-headed window and cross window, and mid C17 one-bay extension.
Left side wall has hood moulds over mid C17 chamfered stone-mullioned windows of
2-, 3- and 4-lights, mid C17 stone lintel with Vitruvian scroll over blocked
door: rear of left wing, built c.1850, has reset C15 pointed moulded doorway and
lateral stack. Rear wall has sashes. Interior: C13 chamber block to right has
blocked oriel opening to rear and blocked first-floor solar doorway to right;
C13 coupled-rafter roof of very slight scantling with C13 common rafters of
poles; early C18 dog-leg with winders staircase with turned balusters; ground
floor room has C17 panelling from Magdalen College installed here c.1850. Hall
range: late C15 two-light hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned and round-headed
window in front wall; screens passage to right. 5-bay hall roof has 2 queen-post
trusses to right and one to left, and unusual scissor trusses to centre of
former open hall; roof has trenched through-purlins and windbraces. Ceiling
inserted in C17: mid C19 plasterwork on ground floor; mid C17 panelled cupboards
on first floor; room to left, remodelled c.1661, has timber-framed partition
walls and moulded stone fireplace with black and white chequer-work to inner
walls and faded painted panels to overmantle. Parlour range to left: two late
C15 trusses to front with cusped pinnacles and struts; other features are
c.1661, namely stop-chamfered beams with heart-shaped stops on ground floor,
open fireplace with stop-chamfered bressumer on ground floor and moulded stone
fireplace on first floor. Subsidiary features: L-shaped C18 limestone rubble
wall extends approximately 20 metres to right. History: the very rare and
complete C13 roof is of extremely small timbers which may reflect lost
vernacular traditions of non-permanent building with poles.
(Brigadier F.R.L. Goadby and Standlake Local History Society, Standlake House
Survey, 1983, No.56).

Listing NGR: SP3987703490

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