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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in West Middleton, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.5536 / 53°33'12"N

Longitude: -2.1981 / 2°11'53"W

OS Eastings: 386970

OS Northings: 406345

OS Grid: SD869063

Mapcode National: GBR FW2B.XW

Mapcode Global: WHB93.6YJ4

Plus Code: 9C5VHR32+CP

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 19 September 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213455

Location: Rochdale, M24

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: West Middleton

Built-Up Area: Middleton (Rochdale)

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Middleton St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SD 80 NE
(south side)
The Old Rectory
- II
House. Early C16 open-hall house which was floored over in
C16, faced and partly rebuilt in brick in mid C19 and
considerably altered in c.1965. Much of the original timber-
framed structure is still encased in brick. Graduated stone
slate roof. 5-bay 2-storey elevation. Projecting plinth.
Panelled door in bay 4 with moulded surround, overlight and
Gothic revival gabled porch. Two 3-light mullion and
transom windows to left and 4 sash windows on first floor.
Single-storey wing to left. Bay 5 virtually rebuilt in
1965. The principal features of interest are inside where a
considerable portion of the close-studded timber framing
survives on a brick plinth believed to be of c.1520. The
cross-frame at the north of the original hall rises through
2 storeys and less complete framing exists on the south and
west sides. One of the studs bears a carved colonnette. The
inserted floor which is notched onto the rails at first
floor level consists of heavily moulded beams, cross-beams
and joists. The entrance hall and drawing room are
completely panelled. C16 linen-fold panelling with briar
frieze. C17 carved cupboards, fireplace and overmantel (part
of fireplace 1894) are all elaborately carved. Measured
drawings by W.J. Smith in N.M.R.

Listing NGR: SD8697006345

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