Building record 0240401000 - THE OLD RECTORY, WINDSOR END, BEACONSFIELD

Summary

Sixteenth century timber-framed house, The Old Rectory, restored in 1901 and 1974, now in use as parish rooms

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II*) 1160916: THE OLD RECTORY (ADJOINING WEST SIDE OF CHURCHYARD)

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Type and Period (3)

  • MANOR HOUSE? (Built 1534, 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
  • VICARAGE (Built 1534, 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (16th Century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0023 m Width 0018
Plan Form - E SHAPED
ON 2 OF CHIMNEYPIECES & OVER SMALL GATEWAY IN OUTER WALL ARE ARMS OF BURNHAM ABBEY, WHICH HELD BEACONSFIELD MANOR, THIS WAS PROBABLY THE CAPITAL MESSUAGE (B1).
2 STOREY HOUSE, EARLY C16. FORMS 3 SIDES OF COURTYARD, WITH WALL ENCLOSING 4TH. (FULL DESCRIPTION) (B2).
Grade II+. C16, completely restored in 1901. Brick; timber and plaster; tiled roof. Surrounds 3 sides of a courtyard. Hall on west, and enclosing wall and doorway on east. Contemporary doorways, carved stone fireplaces, other features, and later panelling. Used for parochial purposes (B3).
An important early C16 house built as the parsonage by William Rawson in 1534. [More] (B6).
Remains of paintings on the fireplace and two posts in the north wall of a room at the east end of the north wing. One post has a female head and shoulders in Elizabethan costume, and there are traces of other figures and ornament (B7).
Buildings report held at NMR (B8).

Sources (6)

  • <1>SBC15670 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 PP156, 157-158.
  • <2>SBC12727 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P42. p42 (item 4) & plate opposite p44.
  • <3>SBC4001 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: DISTRICT OF SOUTH BUCKS. p42.
  • <6>SBC19664 Bibliographic reference: Nikolaus Pevsner & Elizabeth Williamson. 1994. The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire. p172.
  • <7>SBC13190 Article in serial: Francis W Reader. 1933. 'Tudor Mural Paintings in the Lesser Houses in Bucks', in Recs of Bucks Vol 12 pp368-398 & Plates I-XIV. Vol 12, No 7. p397.
  • <8>SBC23358 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2006. NMR Buildings Reports. BF083001.

Location

Grid reference SU 94457 89969 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish BEACONSFIELD, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Jun 18 2020 5:36PM

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