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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chelmsford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7438 / 51°44'37"N

Longitude: 0.4872 / 0°29'13"E

OS Eastings: 571810

OS Northings: 207936

OS Grid: TL718079

Mapcode National: GBR PKC.Q08

Mapcode Global: VHJK2.DFFK

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 20 May 1949

Last Amended: 14 December 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141369

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352494

Location: Chelmsford, Essex, CM1

County: Essex

Electoral Ward/Division: The Lawns

Built-Up Area: Chelmsford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Springfield All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 06/09/2012

TL 70 NW 7/55

(South Side)

(Formerly listed under Springfield Green)


Former rectory now house. Lead hopper head on North front dated 1752
with the initials CG for Charles Grettan MA (inducted 2 March 1746).
2 parallel ranges. Red brick in Flemish bond with tiled roof and
brick chimney stack. East elevation of 2 storeys 5 windows. Parapet
with stone coping. Projecting central pediment with ball finials and
end quoins. 1 hipped dormer. 5 12-pane sashes with gauged brick
arches above and decorative brick arches below. Central doorcase
with round-headed fanlight with brackets, 6 panelled door and
sidelights. North elevation has 2 gables with 6 pane sashes. 1st
floor has 3 blocked centre windows and 2 side 12-pane sashes. Ground
floor has a Venetian window. Rear range is of 3 bays with 3 hipped
dormers, round-headed windows on 1st floor and C20 brick extension
to ground floor. Attached to the north front is a red brick garden
wall incorporating a round-headed entrance arch with Keystone and
impost blocks and square gatepiers. To the west of the gatepiers the
wall is about 9 feet high with 6 pilasters. Fine interior to house
including mid C18 staircase with 3 turned balusters to each tread,
scrolled tread ends, mahogany handrail and modillion cornice and dado
rail. Late C19 plastered front hall with Tudor roses etc. Dining
Room-has a wooden fireplace with eared architraves, central panel
with female head and sunray marble inset. The 2 cupboards were
converted into open recesses in 1823. Front Drawing Room has mid C18
fireplace with console brackets ovolo-moulded cornice and oval
plastered motif to ceiling with fruits in high relief. Elaborate
early C19 cast iron firegrate to 1 attic bedroom. Windows retain
shutters and window seats and there are a series of original doors.

Listing NGR: TL7181007936

The asset was previously listed twice also under the street name Church Street at List entry 1263936. This entry was removed from the List on 8 September 2016.

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

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