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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in West Stafford, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7049 / 50°42'17"N

Longitude: -2.3922 / 2°23'31"W

OS Eastings: 372402

OS Northings: 89546

OS Grid: SY724895

Mapcode National: GBR 0ZL.N1W

Mapcode Global: FRA 57W6.V5M

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Last Amended: 10 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106395

Location: West Stafford, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: West Stafford

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Dorchester and West Stafford

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


16/206 The Old Rectory
(formerly listed as
26.1.56 The Rectory)

- II

Former rectory, divided into 2 units c1960 and now one private house. Early
C17 origin, largely reconstructed c1767. Walls mainly of brick, with burnt
headers but some original rubble stone walls survive at the rear - part
plastered. Concrete tile roof, replacing thatch, with coped gables. 2
brick stacks on ridge of centre range, and on outer slopes of the wings. U
shaped plan, with centre recessed section with flush gable, and projecting
gabled wings each end. 2 storeys and attic. In centre, original entrance
now part blocked internally, has part glazed door in classical surround with
Ionic pilasters supporting entablature with pulvinated frieze, dentil
cornice and pediment. Flanking this, on ground floor, one inserted sash
with glazing bars each side. On first floor a Venetian window with sashes
with glazing bars and gauged arch with keystone. Circular window in attic
over. In left gable, ground floor has a tripartite sash with glazing bars
(possibly replacing Venetian window). First floor has a Venetian window as
in centre. Attic has one casement with diamond lead lights. At left end a
lean-to extension with garage doors. The right gable has Venetian windows
on ground and first floors. Attic has one casement with glazing bars. The
rear wall very thick - possibly a refacing on remains of older building.
One stone mullioned window in left end wall. Internally, much original work
of very high standard has survived the division into 2 units, in spite of
inserted partitions. Cut string stair with turned balusters, moulded and
wreathed handrail and carved spandrel brackets. Enriched ceiling to stair
hall on ground and first floors. Several rooms have enriched moulded
cornices, carved C18 fireplace surrounds, panelled doors with eared
architraves. Internal panelled arches, with shutters, to Venetian windows.
Metope friezes with shields, over original front and rear doors. At rear of
stair hall the site of a spiral stair - the lower flight gone, the upper
flight reconstructed. A house of high quality. (RCHM Monument 7. Dorset
Vol II)

Listing NGR: SY7240289546

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