Record Details

NHER Number:47264
Type of record:Building
Name:Old Rectory, Church Street


A two storey flint and brick former rectory of about 1730, enlarged and re-faced in about 1840.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9738 4309
Map Sheet:TF94SE

Full description

Former Rectory of about 1730, enlarged and re-faced in about 1840. Flint, gault brick dressed walls. Roof of 20th century smut pantiles. Double pile house, service wing. Five bays, two storeys. North front 2-1-2 bay façade, central two and a half storey pedimented entrance bay. Sash window, glazing bars, under flat rubbed brick arches, brick quoins. Porch wood crudely rusticated square piers and pilasters. Entablature, pediment, leaded. Glazed door. End bays and central bay, brick quoins rusticated, moulded brick modillions to eaves cornice. Two brick stacks, moulded, to ridge. This pile refronts an earlier house of about 1730. Flint, brick service range to left. North pediment altered. South front almost exactly similar to north, but two left bays have longer windows to ground floor, also doorcase not porch, pediment intact. Two stacks on ridge. Hipped roof to house, shallow pitch.
North pile two rooms of two bays each in William Kent style of about 1730. Right, two bays, moulded panelled dado, window embrasures. Framed door, broken pediment; six raised fielded panels, marble fireplace, compartment plaster ceiling, modillion cornice. White veined marble fireplace. Hall and staircase of about 1840, cast iron balusters, mahogany rail. South pile: Left two bay room of about 1840; Greek cornice and palm leaf central rosette.

Monument Types

  • (Former Type) VICARAGE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1730 AD to 2100 AD)
  • (Former Type) VICARAGE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1840 AD to 2100 AD)
  • HOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1900 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 677.

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