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Wycliffe Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Wycliffe with Thorpe, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5238 / 54°31'25"N

Longitude: -1.8223 / 1°49'20"W

OS Eastings: 411599

OS Northings: 514293

OS Grid: NZ115142

Mapcode National: GBR HJQ4.83

Mapcode Global: WHC5R.ZKDB

Plus Code: 9C6WG5FH+G3

Entry Name: Wycliffe Old Rectory

Listing Date: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111794

Location: Wycliffe with Thorpe, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Wycliffe with Thorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Wycliffe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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7/203 Wycliffe Old


Rectory, 1733. Rendered and colour-washed stone with cut dressings; graduated
stone slate roof. Rectangular block with projecting wings at each end of
south front; and north-east wing.

South elevation 2 storeys, 1 + 3 + 1 bays. 7 steps up to central Tuscan porch,
enclosing renewed 6-panel door with 3-pane overlight. Flanking 30-pane sashes
with segmental-arched heads; 12-pane sashes above. Lower projecting wings:
each has steps up to 32-pane French window; and 16-pane sash above. 12-pane
sashes, some renewed, on 1-bay inner returns. Hip-ended roof. Main block
roof is hipped to the right and has a coped gable to the left; left end stack
and 3 low ridge stacks. 4-bay right return shows 12-pane sashes on both
floors. Tall rear elevation above basement has scattered fenestration
including tall arched stair window, with intersecting glazing bars, and three
16-pane sashes.

Interior: Fielded-panel doors in moulded doorcases with paterae; folding
panelled shutters on H-hinges; moulded cornices; dogleg closed-string stair
with urn-on-vase balusters,square fluted newels and moulded handrail.

Two 1st floor rooms at the west end of the Old Rectory are now incorporated
into the West House.

Historical note: the house was built at the sole expense of Thomas Robinson,
rector 1731-69.

H.D. Pritchett, 'John D. Wycliffe' (reprint of articles in 'Darlington and
Stockton Times') 1935, p.1.

Listing NGR: NZ1160014295

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