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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pertenhall, Bedford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2762 / 52°16'34"N

Longitude: -0.4115 / 0°24'41"W

OS Eastings: 508472

OS Northings: 265416

OS Grid: TL084654

Mapcode National: GBR G0H.BRG

Mapcode Global: VHFPP.T19W

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 7 May 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36314

Location: Pertenhall, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Pertenhall

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Pertenhall

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 0865 PERTENHALL KIMBOLTON ROAD

10/119 The Old Rectory

7.5.52

GV II*

House, former rectory. Late C18, probable rebuilding of an earlier house, for
the Martyn family. Rainwater heads show 1799. Red brick with hipped tiled roof
behind parapet. 3 storeyed rectangular block, with later lower additions to rear.
Symmetrical front elevation has slightly projecting central bay with cyma reversa
stone pediment. Stone cornice band and coping to parapet. 1:3:1 sash windows with
glazing bars under flat arches. Central doorway has semi-circular traceried fanlight,
panelled archivolt, wood surround of panelled pilasters supporting entablatures and
open dentil pediment. Flanking windows set in shallow round-headed recesses, with
stone impost bands in line with doorway cornice. Side elevations of 3 windows, some
dummy. C19 2 storeyed chequered brick and slate roofed addition to rear W. C20
additions to rear E by Sir Albert Richardson. Interior: well staircase with circular
domed skylight and cut spandrels to stairs. Panelled reveals, doors and shutters.
Cornices with modillion and foliate designs. White marble chimney pieces.
(J. Kenworthy-Browne, "Living in a late Palladian rectory", The Connoisseur, vol 162,
pp 154-159.)


Listing NGR: TL0847265416

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