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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pulham, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.875 / 50°52'29"N

Longitude: -2.4105 / 2°24'37"W

OS Eastings: 371212

OS Northings: 108465

OS Grid: ST712084

Mapcode National: GBR MZ.T34C

Mapcode Global: FRA 56VS.DQN

Plus Code: 9C2VVHFQ+XQ

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 7 June 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1228064

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402561

Location: Pulham, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Pulham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Pulham St Thomas a Beckett

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Description

PULHAM
ST 70 W
8/164 The Old Rectory
7.6.73
GV II*
House, main block late C18, south-east part of main block early C19 and
southern room mid C19. Rendered walls with hipped, slate roof behind
embattled parapet. Various chimneys rising from behind ridge. In the
'Gothick' style on a Greek cross plan. South-east facade; symmetrical,
2 storeys and attic, 3 window range. Central bay slightly recessed.
Ground floor has a central, canted, ashlar porch with a 2-centred doorway
with a label and a glazed double-door. Sides have lancets. Flanking the
porch are 2 3-light, stone windows, the central lights having 4-centred
heads and the side lights having lancet lights. Labels over. Sashes
with glazing bars. First floor has 3 sash windows with glazing bars under
4-centred heads with square labels. 2 bulls-eye attic windows. Cornice
below parapet. Flanking the main block are 2 single storey with attic
pavillions connected to the main block with wall having cross-shaped loops.
These pavillions are of 2 bays having lancets with glazing bars in the form
of Y tracery. Above is a string course broken by a bulls-eye window with
an embattled parapet over. South-east facade in classical style. Internal
features (RCHM); stone fireplace with 4-centred head; central compartment
with circular ceiling supported on four pendentives and 4 elliptical arches
with reeded soffits; south east room has circular plan with round headed
recesses, doorways with moulded pilasters and a reeded marble fireplace.
"RCHM, Dorset, vol III", pp 233-4, no 5.

Listing NGR: ST7121208465

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