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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Fairstead, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8218 / 51°49'18"N

Longitude: 0.5661 / 0°33'57"E

OS Eastings: 576950

OS Northings: 216797

OS Grid: TL769167

Mapcode National: GBR PJH.RYF

Mapcode Global: VHJJQ.RGMS

Plus Code: 9F32RHC8+PC

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 13 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123456

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115368

Location: Fairstead, Braintree, Essex, CM3

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Fairstead

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Fairstead St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

Tagged with: Clergy house

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(west side)

2/15 (15/236) The Old Rectory,
formerly listed as The
21.12.67 Rectory

- II

House. Of C16 or earlier origin, restyled in C18, extended in early C19 and
C20. Mainly timber framed and plastered, partly of painted brick, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Irregular half-H plan facing NE, with 2 internal
stacks. Early C19 extension of painted brick to rear left, with stack in left
wall. C20 single-storey extensions to right and rear right. 2 storeys. One
tripartite sash of 4-12-4 lights, one quadripartite sash of 4-4-4-4 lights, 4
sashes of 12 lights on first floor, with some crown glass. 3 C20 doors, of
which one is in early C19 style with fluted pilasters, pedimented porch and
segmental fanlight. Roofs mainly hipped. The earliest exposed evidence is in
the front bay of the right wing, which has a binding beam with pyramid stops,
close studding on the first floor, and gabled crownpost roof with axial bracing.
Elsewhere, extensive C18 re-styling may conceal parts of an earlier timber
structure. Tile early C19 extension at rear left has a splayed bay of sashes
with internal folding shutters, original plaster coving and original first floor
cast iron grate. Similar cast iron grate on first floor of left wing. Elegant
early C19 staircase with very thin turned balusters and wreathed rail, all of

Listing NGR: TL7695016797

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