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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Barwick in Elmet, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8313 / 53°49'52"N

Longitude: -1.3938 / 1°23'37"W

OS Eastings: 439991

OS Northings: 437400

OS Grid: SE399374

Mapcode National: GBR LSQ4.19

Mapcode Global: WHDBD.KYGQ

Plus Code: 9C5WRJJ4+GF

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 3 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065979

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422504

Location: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, Leeds, LS15

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes

Built-Up Area: Barwick in Elmet

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Barwick

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

Tagged with: Clergy house

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(east side, off),
The Old Rectory


Rectory now house. Late C17, but before 1695 for the Reverend Jordan Tancred,
early C19 alteration. Rendered brick, Westmorland green slate roof. Double-depth.
2 storeys and attics. 5-bay facade, symmetrical originally.
Garden front: rusticated quoins. Central doorway, perhaps a window originally.
1st and 2nd ground-floor bays altered with C19 canted bay window. All other bays
have sash windows with projecting sills and flush-wood architraves. Moulded
gutter brackets. 2-span hipped roof with 2 original small dormers with hipped
roofs and 4-pane sashes. 2 end stacks (reduced in height), that to right embraced
by small gable and has lower ridge connected to slope of hip. Attached to right
and left are later additions not of special interest. Rear, fronting yard, forms
entrance front: fenestration as front; added early C19 square porch, doorway with
astragal glazed overlight; frieze, casement-moulded cornice and blocking course.

Interior: rear doorway opens into wide stair-hall with 2 facing doorways with
architraves, panelled inner surrounds and 6-panel doors with raised-and-fielded
panels. To left, at right angles, doorway with glazed fanlight and dentil impost
in architrave with false keystone. Facing this door dog-leg closed-string
staircase of fine quality: oak moulded handrail, square newels and finely-turned
chunky balusters of iron-twist surmounted by vase-shaped baluster; panelled dado
with raised-and-fielded panels. Dining-room has dentil cornice to ceiling and C19
panelled window shutters. The attics have steeply-pitched roofs with principal
rafter trusses with high collars and diamond-set ridge pieces.

The best example of a Queen-Anne house within the parish. Thoresby tells us that
the "Reverend Mr. Jordan Tancred the present Rector (of the Church of All Saints,
Barwick (q.v.)), and Chaplain of his Grace the Duke of Leeds, is now building here
a stately house for himself and his successors". Tancred died 7th June 1695 so the
house must be before this. He was succeeded by George Flaxton who resided at the
Rectory from 9th September 1703.

Ralph Thoresby, Ducatus Leodiensis, (1715) p234.

Listing NGR: SE3999137400

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