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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Warbleton, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9381 / 50°56'17"N

Longitude: 0.2945 / 0°17'40"E

OS Eastings: 561308

OS Northings: 117915

OS Grid: TQ613179

Mapcode National: GBR MSB.389

Mapcode Global: FRA C6HM.JKF

Plus Code: 9F22W7QV+6Q

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 30 August 1966

Last Amended: 12 August 1981

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 295675

ID on this website: 101198296

Location: Warbleton, Wealden, East Sussex, TN21

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Warbleton

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Warbleton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Tagged with: Clergy house

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/10/2012

TQ 61 NW 8/707

The Old Rectory

(Formerly listed as The Rectory)


Former Rectory House. Late C13 or early C14 hall, porch and parlour incorporated in house with C18 and C19 additions and details. Brick mathematical tiles, old tile roofs, timber framed. 2 storeys with attics, a loose 'L' or 'H' on plan, with one cross wing, half the hall and the porch only surviving of original plan. Entrance front has red stretcher and black header bond. 2 storey C19 wing at north gable end-on, one ground and one first floor tripartite plate glass casement. Hall at centre has north parlour gable end on wing with one ground floor r1800 flat roofed bay with one tripartite sash with glazing bars, one first floor tripartite plate glass sash. Slightly recessed hall has one ground floor 3 light leaded casement, 2 first floor casements, one raised and fielded panelled door. Both ranges hung with mathematical tiles. Gable end wing at South with one ground and one first floor 3-light casement incorporates porch to hall. Half hipped hall roof with 2 inserted stacks, one on ridge, one off axis. South front has 2 first floor sashes with glazing bars, 3 attic leaded dormers. Rear has projecting C18 kitchen wing with attached bakehouse and stable.
INTERIOR: unaisled domestic hall survives to half its original length with single surviving open truss of roof with filleted rolls and dogtooth ornament tied into hall posts with raised tie beams, and stub tie beams with subsidary secondary braces running from the principal posts to the raised tie beam. The apex of the arched truss removed by C17 door, former king post also missing. Some of trefoil headed tracery against dais screen at north also exposed, whole hall originally boarded. Original parlour replaced in C15 (but frame survives) services and kitchen and part of hall beyond porch demolished 1733. Hall later floored and stack inserted, late C1600 stack at rear still open with kitchen. C17 service stair and C1700 turned iron baluster stair with rectangular section newels, rails and string at north. Early C18 dentil cornice and fireplace in bedroom, with 2 panel raised and fielded doors of early C18. Built either before the departure of the Warbleton family for Hampshire C1300 or for the son of the same family, presented as rector in 1315, died C1349. included at II* because of the surviving timber frame.

Listing NGR: TQ6130817915

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