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Latitude: 51.446 / 51°26'45"N
Longitude: -3.2648 / 3°15'53"W
OS Eastings: 312201
OS Northings: 172647
OS Grid: ST122726
Mapcode National: GBR HT.N3J4
Mapcode Global: VH6FC.CXDD
Plus Code: 9C3RCPWP+93
Entry Name: The Old Rectory
Listing Date: 10 October 2002
Last Amended: 10 October 2002
Source ID: 26992
Building Class: Health and Welfare
Location: In the centre of Wenvoe village, adjacent to the church, set back from the road within gardens, entered through a recessed bay to the front wall.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: Wenvoe (Gwenfô)
Built-Up Area: Wenvoe
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Tagged with: Clergy house
Believed to have C18 origins but in present form early to mid C19. On the Tithe Map c1842 it appears as L-shaped, on the First Edition OS map surveyed 1878 as almost square. In mid C20 the home of Professor Richard Atkinson, the eminent C20 archaeologist. Converted to a residential care home late C20; the original staircase window was retained re-sited in the extension; part of the gardens were developed for private housing. Former coach-house adjacent also converted.
Large former rectory in Regency style. Walls of main range of unpainted roughcast with ashlar and stucco dressings; shallow-pitched hipped Welsh slate roof with overhanging eaves and tall, narrow, rendered lateral and other stacks. Main 2-storey rectangular unit has been extended on all sides: to front and left side by single storey glazed conservatories, to rear by a lower 2-storey part tile-hung wing, and to side opposite church by a further conservatory and a two-storey rendered wing. Windows to the main range are 12-pane sashes with stone sills in reveals. Main entrance is to side: first floor has a 3-window range to left, windowless to right, stone platband below; similar ground floor windows, doorway with fanlight with radial glazing and 6-panelled door is now entered through conservatory. Main frontage to road has a 5-window range. Church-side extension has a curved bay with resited long small-pane round-headed sash window.
Interior has long hall parallel with street frontage with main reception rooms to this front. Many furnishings retained including panelled reveals and shutters, 6-panelled doors, fireplaces. Staircase with wreathed handrail,enriched treads and slender turned balusters; original staircase window arch with fluted surround, panelled reveals.
Listed as a Regency-style building in the village retaining its character, associated with and adjacent to the listed church. Group value with the church.
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