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Astbury Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newbold Astbury, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1519 / 53°9'6"N

Longitude: -2.2301 / 2°13'48"W

OS Eastings: 384708

OS Northings: 361668

OS Grid: SJ847616

Mapcode National: GBR 12J.F01

Mapcode Global: WHBC6.Q17H

Entry Name: Astbury Rectory

Listing Date: 14 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56537

Location: Newbold Astbury, Cheshire East, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Newbold Astbury

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Astbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 86 SW
4/67 Astbury Rectory

Rectory. Mid C18 probably 1757-9. 'Altered' by William Baker of Highfields. Red
Flemish bond brick with ashlar dressings and a slate roof. Two
storeys with attic and basement. The entrance front is of 5 bays
symmetrically disposed with a later crescent wing to the left hand
side and the remains of a similar wing at right. Ashlar basement with
porthole windows. The central portion has 3 projecting central bays.
To the centre above a flight of 9 steps is an ashlar door surround of
Venetian form, with double doors to the centre and lateral lights and
above this is an open pediment supported on brackets. To either side
of this are ground floor windows of 3 x 4 sash panes with wedge
lintels and projecting keystones. Between the floors is an ashlar
band on which rest the first floor windows, all being of 3 x 4 sash
panes with wedge lintels and projecting keystones. Above is a string
course. The attic has 5 windows of 3 x 2 panes with wedge lintels and
projecting keystones. Dentilled cornice above and a central
pedimental gable above the central 3 bays with ashlar surround and
ball finials to the corners and apex. To the hipped roof at left are
2 chimney stacks joined by an arch and there was a similar arrangement
at right of which only one stack remains. The rear has 5 bays
symmetrically disposed. Ashlar plinth and ashlar band at the level of
the sills of the ground floor windows which are of 3 x 4 sash panes
and have wedge lintels with projecting keystones, as have all the
windows on this front. Five similar windows to the first floor. The
attic also has five bays with sash windows of 3 x 2 panes. Moulded
cornice to the top of the wall with dentils. Ball finials to the

William Baker's notebook refers to him carrying out 'alterations' here
although the whole building is reminiscent of his work at Hankelow
Hall, Hankelow C.P., Crewe and Nantwich (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8471061666

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

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