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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Drayton Parslow, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.9474 / 51°56'50"N

Longitude: -0.7828 / 0°46'57"W

OS Eastings: 483758

OS Northings: 228352

OS Grid: SP837283

Mapcode National: GBR D17.T34

Mapcode Global: VHDTL.D91Z

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 19 August 1959

Last Amended: 29 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289258

English Heritage Legacy ID: 397576

Location: Drayton Parslow, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK17

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Drayton Parslow

Built-Up Area: Drayton Parslow

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Drayton Parslow

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(south side)

19.8.59 The Old Rectory (formerly
listed as The Rectory)

- II*

House, former rectory. Dated 1753 over fireplace in ground floor
right-hand room. N.W. front is of vitreous headers with red brick
dressings: quoins, vertical strips through both storeys to frame
windows, segmental window heads to ground floor and centre bay, and
moulded plinth and eaves. Gables and rear are of chequer brick, the
S.E. front with similar plinth and eaves. 2-span old tile roof with
coped gables and flanking brick chimneys, that to left with moulded
cornice top. 2 storeys and attic, cellar windows to left gable.
N.W. front of 5 bays, the centre bay slightly projecting and carried
up above the eaves with moulded gable forming minimal open pediment.
Flanking bays have 3-pane sash windows. One hipped dormer with moulded
cornice and C20 barred wooden casements to either side of centre. Centre
bay has 2 staircase windows, the upper partly in the gable and round
headed with radiating glazing bars. 4-panelled door to centre in
panelled reveals and architrave with doorcase of wooden Doric pilasters,
triglyph and roundel frieze and moulded pediment with dentils. S.E.front
in Gothick style has 3 bays, the centre gabled. Flanking bays have
2-storey canted bay windows with wooden mullions and moulded cornices,
transoms to ground floor and cast iron lattice glazing with curved
bars above transoms. Dormers have paired leaded casements. Centre bay
has 6-panelled door, the top panels with trefoil heads, and flanking
single lights, all in painted stone surround of 4 semi-octagonal Doric
columns on baluster plinths, entablature with coved frieze and cornice,
and moulded pediment over door with glazed trefoil in tympanum. First
floor has 2 ogee windows in moulded frames with impost blocks, shouldered
bases and leaded lights. Roundel with moulded cinquefoil light in gable.
Interior: C16-C17 doorcase to inner side of S.E.door. Entrance hall has
round arch to C18 staircase with turned balusters and moulded handrail.
N.E. ground floor room has re-set C16-C17 panelling, N.W. room has
Regency dado panelling and chimney piece with flanking arched recesses.
First floor N.W.room has good C18 wooden fireplace surround with
shouldered architrave, pulvinated frieze and dentil cornice, one room
with Gothick grate.

Listing NGR: SP8375828352

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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