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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE OLD RECTORY

List entry Number: 1046539

Location

THE OLD RECTORY, THE WALK

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
OxfordshireCherwellDistrict AuthorityIslip

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 243332

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

ISLIP THE WALK SP5214, SP5213 (East side) 12/90, 13/90 The Old Rectory 26/11/51 GV II* Rectory, now house. 1689-90 for Dr. Robert South, Rector, restored 1807 for Dean Vincent, enlarged mid C19. Coursed squared limestone with ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate roof with ashlar gable stacks. Double-pile plan. 2 storeys plus attic. Garden front includes the original symmetrical 5-window front with chamfered rusticated quoins and keyblock arches (segmental at ground floor); windows all have 12-pane C18 sashes, and the glazed central door has a canopy on richly-carved console brackets. Double-span roof has a C19/C20 cornice, gable parapets, and has 2 hipped C18 roof dormers. The 2-storey, 2-window C19 range to left has segmental-arched sashes and a central glazed door. A lead downpipe to left of the main door has an elaborate hopperhead with a cartouche enclosing the inscription "RS/DD" above the date 1689. This is shown on a late C17 engraving, which also shows cross windows and 3 pedimented dormers. Left gable wall of main block has a large sundial on the parapet wall, linking the chimneys. Rear of main range now the entrance front, has a 3-window arrangement of segmental-arched leaded cross windows, the central window at half height over a low doorway; the doorway inserted into the right window opening has an old 6-panel door with console brackets to the canopy similar to those on the garden front; to left of the low doorway is a small oval window. The roof has a moulded wooden cornice, possibly original, and 3 hipped roof dormers. C19 single-bay extension to right. Short range projecting on left, and linking to the tithe barn range (q.v.) has a tall cross window and a doorway with a further similar canopy. Interior: broad late C17 dogleg stair, to first floor, with barleytwist balusters; secondary dogleg stairs, at either end of the spine passage, rise to attics with turned balusters and may be early C18. Oak bolection-mould panelling of dining room is probably early C20. 3 heavy 4-centre arched chamfered wooden doorframes in the cellar may have been re-used from an earlier building. The house was used by several Deans of Westminster who held the living in plurality. (V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.207; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.664).

Listing NGR: SP5273113996

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Salzman, L F - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Oxford - Date: 1959 - Volume: 6 - Page References: 207
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Sherwood, J - Title: The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire - Date: 1974 - Page References: 664

National Grid Reference: SP 52731 13996

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