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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Blunham, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.1459 / 52°8'45"N

Longitude: -0.3163 / 0°18'58"W

OS Eastings: 515309

OS Northings: 251066

OS Grid: TL153510

Mapcode National: GBR H3H.JVL

Mapcode Global: VHGMS.GBNB

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 11 August 1972

Last Amended: 6 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37939

Location: Blunham, Central Bedfordshire, MK44

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Blunham

Built-Up Area: Blunham

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Blunham

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


7/13 The Old Rectory(formerly listed
11.8.72 as Blunham Rectory)


House, former rectory. 1873-4 by John Usher (1822-1904) for Rev Thomas
Marlborough Berry. Yellow brick with stone dressings. Half-flipped clay tile
roofs. Double pile plan, with a gable to each elevation. 2 storeys and
attics. High Victorian Gothic style. Strong vertical emphasis offset by
horizontal bands of dark ochre brick. Variety of windows, mostly sashes with
2-centred arched heads, many paired. Moulded brick eaves cornice. Front
elevation: tiled gabled open porch with finial and decorative bargeboards. 2-
centred arched doorway with part glazed 6 panel door. One hipped dormer,
projecting forward on corbels, with paired sashes. Chimney stack to RH gable
has stone shield with 3 coronets. S elevation : similar windows and hipped
dormers. Rectangular projecting bay with pierced embattled parapet. Recessed
central bay had 2-centred head with alternating stone and brick voussoirs and
moulded dripstone. Contains paired lancet windows rising from ground to first
floor, and trefoil window between first floor and attic, all lighting
staircase. Variety of multiple chimney stacks.

Listing NGR: TL1530951066

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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