Record Details

NHER Number:41084
Type of record:Building
Name:Old Rectory


This late 19th century building of grey brick and ornate iron gates stands on the site of an earlier building with a pre Reformation date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 06836 95867
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

In the 18th century the rectory at Besthorpe was recorded as having on the chimney piece:

'All you that sitt by thys fire warming
Pray for the sowle of Sir Iohn Downyng'

In other words a pre-Reformation date
The present old rectory (not listed) is a large late 19th century house of grey bnrick with ornate iron gates; the caretaker believes its stands on the original site.
E. Rose (NLA), 11 January 2005.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GATE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Verbal Communication: Caretaker. 2005. [unknown]. 10 January.

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