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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Melbury Osmond, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8682 / 50°52'5"N

Longitude: -2.6063 / 2°36'22"W

OS Eastings: 357433

OS Northings: 107808

OS Grid: ST574078

Mapcode National: GBR MQ.TMHK

Mapcode Global: FRA 56FT.2GJ

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 4 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105852

Location: Melbury Osmond, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Melbury Osmond

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Melbury Osmund with Melbury Sampford St Osmund

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

The Old Rectory
4.12.51 II*
Former rectory in garden, now private dwelling. C17 south range, with C17 or C18
range at right angles to north of it, which in turn has a C19 addition on its
east side at north end. Present entrance now on west front. Rubble-stone walls.
Slate roofs, ridge east-west on south range, with stone gable-copings, and 2
parallel ridges run north. Brick stacks at gable ends of south range, and on
ridge of north-east wing, and in valley behind. Two storeys and attics. East
elevation, from south to north: gable-end of south range has 2-light hollow-
chamfered stone mullions with separate labels over and iron casements. Single
light window in gable-head. Right of this, 2-light wood casements. Projecting
north-east range, 3 windows: ground floor has 2-light and 3-light casements with
glazing-bars. First floor, two sashes with glazing-bars, and a 3-light casement
with glazing-bars. Stone architraves and cills. Doorway at centre, with a flat
stone architrave and C20 door. South wall has two 2-light ovolo-moulded stone
mullions with separate labels, and C19 iron casements, irregular spaced. West
elevation, also very irregular, with a projecting stack embrasure of the
gable-end. Left of this, the front entrance, panelled and glazed door, C20.
Iron casements with lead lights over this. Interior: the west part of the
cross-wing has original moulded ceiling-beams with a central boss carved as a
sunflower. Open fireplace. Dining-room has exposed ceiling beams and C17 door.
Early C18 staircase has turned balusters, and a ramped handrail.
(RCHM. Dorset I, p.160 (2))

Listing NGR: ST5743307803

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