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Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Swerford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9766 / 51°58'35"N

Longitude: -1.46 / 1°27'36"W

OS Eastings: 437187

OS Northings: 231038

OS Grid: SP371310

Mapcode National: GBR 6SH.3P2

Mapcode Global: VHBZ3.NL03

Entry Name: Old Rectory

Listing Date: 18 May 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194004

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252006

Location: Swerford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Swerford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hook Norton with Great Rollright and Swerford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

9/190 Old Rectory

Rectory, now house. Late C17, probably incorporating earlier parts, extended
c.1800. Coursed squared marlstone; Welsh-slate and concrete plain-tile roofs
with ashlar gable stacks. Double-depth plan with added wings. 2 storeys plus
attic and basement. Symmetrical 3-window front of main range, with moulded
plinth and first-floor string, has a central doorway with a triangular wooden
pediment on consoles partly covering a blocked overlight. Windows have flat
arches and contain renewed 18-pane sashes. Stone-mullioned basement windows in
plinth. Left end wall has oval stair windows and a further sash. Rear has
renewed sashes and a central 7-sided conservatory dated 1810 on its lead roof.
Double-span roof has gable parapets with triangular copings and has 3 roof
dormers to front and rear. 2-storey right wing and single-storey kitchen wing to
left are set back from the front and have sashes to rear. Interior: oak dog-leg
stair with heavy turned balusters and moulded handrail; subsidiary winder stair
rising to attic; early C18 panelled drawing room; chamfered beams on all floors;
some heavy plaster cornices; much C18 joinery; remains of moulded stone doorway
in cellar (probably C16).
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.799).

Listing NGR: SP3718731038

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