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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kingston, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1807 / 52°10'50"N

Longitude: -0.0319 / 0°1'54"W

OS Eastings: 534658

OS Northings: 255433

OS Grid: TL346554

Mapcode National: GBR K64.BQ8

Mapcode Global: VHGMR.DGH3

Plus Code: 9C4X5XJ9+76

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163215

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52173

Location: Kingston, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB23

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Kingston

Built-Up Area: Kingston

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Kingston All Saints and St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

Tagged with: Clergy house

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The Old Rectory


House, formerly rectory. C12-C13 aisled hall with early mid C14 west
crosswing. Alterations of the late C16 or early C17. Timber framed, clunch
rubble and dressed clunch. Tiled roofs. T-plan. Aisled hall timber framed
with stone outer walls. Tiled roof with C16-C17 brick ridge stack. The
gable of the original aisle roof can be seen in the east wall of the
crosswing. Two bays and half a bay. Two storeys. The south arcade is now
incorporated in a later south wall. Fenestration of C19 includes three
slidiny sashes with small panes. The north wall of the aisle was rebuilt in
C17 reusing some of the clunch rubble. The west crosswing is of clunch
rubble, dressed clunch, fieldstones. Timber frame to the south end dating
from a reduction in the length of the crosswing and rebuilding of end wall.
Tiled roofs and projecting side stacks of clunch rubble with rebuilt upper
courses in C16-C17 brick. This west wall retains four original window
openings, partly rebuilt and altered except for one at south end which has a
single light in a two centred arch of two chamfered orders with trefoiled
head. The garderobe and newel staircase, now part rebuilt are at the north
end of the crosswing. Interior: Part of the timber framing of two original
trusses of the aisled hall remain. These include the capitals of two arcade
posts, moulded tie beams and bracing and principal rafters with notches for
raking struts. The roof was of crown-post or king-post type. The roof is
blackened generally. In the crosswing there is part of a doorway in two
centred arch leadiny from the north aisle to the staircase. This newel
staircase of clunch has been partly rebuilt and has a reset medieval window
of two cusped lights divided by a transom. The roof of the crosswing is post
medieval except for a truss immediately north of the chimney. The tie beam
is steeply cambered and has an octagonal crown post with moulded capital,
base stops and four way bracing. Those to the collar purlin have been
removed. Red paint is also visible on some of thesemtimbers. The late C16
hearth in the aisled hall is of clunch with depressed four centred arch.
There are C17 ovolo moulded mullion in two ground floor windows in the south
wall of the crosswing. The house was probably conveyed to Kings College,
Cambridge in 1457. The alterations of C17 may well have been made by Rev.
Fogge Newton (d.1612) Provost of Kings and Rector of Kingston.

R.C.H.M.: West Cambs. Mon. (3)
V.C.H. Cambs. Vol. 5

Listing NGR: TL3461055323

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