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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pertenhall, Bedford

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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


10/119 The Old Rectory



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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