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Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheselbourne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7979 / 50°47'52"N

Longitude: -2.3391 / 2°20'20"W

OS Eastings: 376197

OS Northings: 99871

OS Grid: SY761998

Mapcode National: GBR 0YH.X0N

Mapcode Global: FRA 56ZZ.JKF

Plus Code: 9C2VQMX6+59

Entry Name: Old Rectory

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106226

Location: Cheselbourne, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Cheselbourne

Built-Up Area: Cheselbourne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Cheselborne St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Former rectory, now private house. Late C16, extended to east and north in
early C19. Front refenestrated in C19. Knapped flint walls, banded with
stone and brick, with ashlar quoins and dressings. Clay tile roofs with
stone slate eaves courses, roof of the porch entirely stone slated. Rebuilt
brick stacks on gable ends. Plan, original building, plain rectangle of 3
bays, original partitioning now doubtful. Staircase is in the north wing.
Two storeys and attics. 3 windows and 2 windows. Ground floor has 3-light
hollow-chamfered stone mullions, having wood casements with glazing bars,
all late C19. First floor has 2-light mullions, original but reset. The
extension in knapped flint and brick has 3-light casement to ground floor,
with segmental brick arch over, and two 2-light casements over, with
segmental brick heads. Central porch has a doorway with moulded jambs,
2-leaf flush panel door, with fanlight over with radiating glazing bars.
North range, at centre, has brick and flint banded walls. Early C19 sashes
with thin glazing bars. Wood cills, brick arches over. Original rear
doorway is visible owing to its exposed label, C16. Interior: east wall of
original building has stone fireplace with rectangular head and jambs
outlined by a heavy roll-mould. The deep lintel has remains of painted
decoration in dark red depicting fleurs-de-lis c1600. North jamb has
blocked opening to an oven. West room has a fireplace with moulded jambs
and square head, c1600. Stone lintel over a blocked opening in north wall,
is carved with a shield, sun and green man face, c C17. (RCHM Dorset III,

Listing NGR: SY7619799871

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