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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelshall, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0087 / 52°0'31"N

Longitude: -0.0651 / 0°3'54"W

OS Eastings: 532900

OS Northings: 236236

OS Grid: TL329362

Mapcode National: GBR K87.2C4

Mapcode Global: VHGNH.TSF1

Plus Code: 9C4X2W5M+FX

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102652

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162326

Location: Kelshall, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG8

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Kelshall

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Kelshall

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Tagged with: Clergy house

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The Old Rectory



Large house. 1691 for T. Wren. Front block rebuilt c.1790 for Rev. Waddington. Altered and extended in C19. Brick with some timber framing to rear, all stuccoed. Slate and tiled double mansard roof. 5 bays, double depth. 2 storeys and attics. Central entrance with 4 panelled architraved door, rectangular fanlight with ellipse tracery. Small timber Tuscan porch. Flush frame sashes with moulded frames. 4 red brick extruded end stacks. Slate to front pitch of roof only. Left return has 2 ground floor sashes, a first floor sash to rear with glazing bars, horizontal sliding sash and a casement window in attic. To rear: scattered glazing bar sashes, ground floor right tripartite 2 dormer windows with horizontal sliding sashes, entrance to right of centre. Right return: a casement window in front attic. Stack to rear range is largest, serving kitchen, originally external now on ridge of lower 2 storey C18 dairy, red brick with blind openings, dentilled eaves, extended by 1 bay to right in C19 with a lower roof. Gable end has 2 ground floor 2 light casements with cambered heads and a first floor horizontal sash, a further C19 range projects to rear with entrances and a horizontal sliding sash. Interior: round arch from entrance hall to late C18 dog-leg stair with moulded handrail. Panelled doors, simple cornices. In rear block a stop chamfered binding beam and large fireplace. Sir J. Soane is known to have made plans for a remodelling of Kelshall Rectory and these served as the basis for the late C18 work. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TL3290036236

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