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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Parson Drove, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.6611 / 52°39'39"N

Longitude: 0.0542 / 0°3'15"E

OS Eastings: 539030

OS Northings: 309017

OS Grid: TF390090

Mapcode National: GBR L1S.2KB

Mapcode Global: WHHN9.TC0T

Plus Code: 9F42M363+CM

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 31 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125921

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48135

Location: Parson Drove, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Parson Drove

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Southea with Murrow and Parson Drove

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

9/60 (South Side)

The Old Rectory

Former rectory, c.1760, probably for Rev John Dickinson. Gault brick front wall, with
local brick to side and rear walls and Ketton limestone dressings to quoins, door and
window surrounds. Hipped, slate roof, pedimented to front with bulls eye window to
tympanum. End stacks. Plan of two rooms flanking hall. Two storeys and attic.
Range of three hung sashes with glazing bars, and two similar but larger windows at
ground floor. Central pedimented doorway with moulded architrave and pulvinated
frieze. Garden doorway at rear has a rusticated surround, raised key block and
moulded cornice. Adjoining to the east is a lower kitchen range, much altered.
Interior. Fine 1760 interior to one ground floor room. Cornice with cyma, egg and
dart and dentil mouldings. Richly carved surround to one window with fret pattern
between console brackets carved with acanthus and drops of husk ornament. Shouldered
fireplace surround of pine with some marble and above is a shouldered and ramped
overmantel with swan's neck pediment with shell motif. The staircase is also 1760 and
of four flights, closed-string with turned balusters, moulded rail and square newels.
Pevsner (Buildings of England), p.450.
W. Watson, History of Wisbech, 1827.

Listing NGR: TF3903009017

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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