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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hamworthy East, Poole

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Latitude: 50.7149 / 50°42'53"N

Longitude: -2.0037 / 2°0'13"W

OS Eastings: 399832

OS Northings: 90586

OS Grid: SY998905

Mapcode National: GBR XMQ.93

Mapcode Global: FRA 67P6.35X

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1275403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412426

Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH15

County: Poole

Electoral Ward/Division: Hamworthy East

Built-Up Area: Poole

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Hamworthy St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


958-1/4/235 (North side)
14/06/54 No.158
The Old Rectory


Manor house, later rectory. c1650. For Carew family. Interior
altered mid C19. Restored C20. Red brick in English bond on
coursed squared limestone plinth, plain tile roofs and brick
end stacks.
Compact plan with central cross hall, staircase to rear of
hall, a major room either side and lesser rooms to rear. 2
storeys and attic; 7-window range.
Main front faces east and is articulated by an order of giant
Ionic pilasters defining bays, with pedestals and full
entablature. Central 2-storey porch with door and window to
first floor flanked by pilasters. doorway has round-arched
head, imposts and key block. Window has flat-arched head.
Porch is flanked by half bays with narrow windows to ground
and first floors either side with flat-arched heads. 2 outer
bays have windows of uniform size with similar flat-arched
heads. 3 attic gables above cornice with ogee curves to sides
and pediments, that to centre segmental. One window to each
gable with flat-arched heads. Wave-moulded brick coping to
storm plinth, first-floor storey band and recent timber cross
windows except to half bays which have timber transoms only.
INTERIOR: stone-flagged hall separated from stair by C19
screen. C19 open-well stair with stop-chamfered newel posts,
turned balusters and scrolled tread ends. Drawing room has
stop-chamfered spine beam and stop chamfered joists. Mid C19
stone fireplace with Tudor-arched fireplace opening with
carved spandrels, frieze of encaustic tiles and moulded
A gentry house of national importance in the artisan mannerist
style, very little altered externally.
(RCHME: County of Dorset (South East): London: 1970-: 238;
Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Newman J: Dorset: London:
1972-: 223; Barley M: Houses and History: LONDON: 1986-: 231).

Listing NGR: SY9993390498

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