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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Hodnet, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8569 / 52°51'24"N

Longitude: -2.5816 / 2°34'53"W

OS Eastings: 360936

OS Northings: 328976

OS Grid: SJ609289

Mapcode National: GBR 7Q.S3FK

Mapcode Global: WH9C8.9GX6

Plus Code: 9C4VVC49+P9

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 10 February 1959

Last Amended: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366812

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260221

Location: Hodnet, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Hodnet

Built-Up Area: Hodnet

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Hodnet

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

Tagged with: Clergy house

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SJ 6028-6128; 13/67

The Old Rectory

(Formerly listed as The Rectory)



Rectory, now house. 1812, but looks c.1830-40, by Edward Haycock for
Bishop Heber. Red brick with painted red sandstone dressings. Plain
tile roof. T-plan. Tudor Gothic style. Two storeys and attic.
Chamfered stone plinth, moulded stone eaves cornice, and parapeted
gable ends with chamfered copings, trefoil-panelled. gabled kneelers
and obelisk finials. External brick end stack to right, brick ridge
stack off-centre to right, and rear wing with two brick ridge stacks and
two external brick end stacks; each with diagonally-placed brick shafts.
2:1:2 bays; small-paned wooden cross windows with chamfered reveals
and returned hoodmoulds. Central gabled break with small rectangular
attic window; projecting first-floor wooden cross window with gabled
lead top, and pair of half-glazed doors; sandstone ashlar porch with
chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses with chamfered offsets, moulded
cornice, battlemented parapet with chamfered coping, and continuously chamfered
Tudor-arched entrance. Left-hand gable end: small rectangular attic
casement, projecting first-floor wooden cross window and ground-floor
canted wooden bay. 3-bay rear wing. Large late C19 addition to north-
west. Interior not inspected but staircase noted, consisting of 3
flights, open string with cut brackets, stick balusters and wreathed
handrail. The house is said to have been built for Bishop Heber
when he was rector of Hodnet. Colvin, p. 406.

Listing NGR: SJ6093628976

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