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IoE Number: 33808
Location: THE OLD RECTORY, THE CAUSEWAY (south side)
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Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 11 October 1961
Date of last amendment: 20 January 1986
Grade I

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YATTON C.P.THE CAUSEWAY (south side)ST 46 NW5/145The Old Rectory (formerly listed asRectory Farm House)11.lO.61

YATTON C.P. THE CAUSEWAY (south side) ST 46 NW 5/145 The Old Rectory (formerly listed as Rectory Farm House) 11.lO.61 _ I Prebendal house, now 2 houses. Mid C15, with later alterations including mid C19 rear wing now occupied separately. Rubble, rendered, limestone dressings, slate roofs with ridge and gable stacks and raised coped verges; rear wing in random rubble with slate roof and ridge stack. Irregular plan, hall with cross wing to left, porch to right, off-centre rear stair tower. 2 storeys, front has 2 projecting wings with gable ends to front left, main range of 2 bays and 2-storey porch to right. Gable end to left has pointed arched door in hollow- moulded surround, studded door with raised fillets and strap hinges, small single cusped ogee light to right; next gable end has 2 stone mullion and transom windows at ground floor, chamfered surround with C19 lights, 3-light stone mullioned window at first floor to left of flue for gable stack, weathered diagonal buttresses, inner side of wing has similar ground floor mullion and transom window, blocked first floor single light with cusped ogee head and quatrefoils in upper tracery; main range has 2 similar mullion and transom windows at ground floor, blocked to right, similar window at first floor left with original C15 tracery, cusped ogee heads to lights and quatrefoils; porch to right has 4-centred arched doorway with jamb-shafts and hollow mouldings, inner 4-centred arched doorway has 4-centred arched head and roll and hollow mouldings, stone benches to sides, 2-light transomed window at first floor, similar buttress to left. Right return has small single storey addition, now garage; gable end has battered walls. Left return has gable end of main range with cross wing extending left and right; in centre, C20 4-centred arched opening for glazed door, narrow single light to right and 2-light casement in stone surround to left, first floor similar 2-light casement and smaller 2-light casement at attic in plain stone surround; at first floor to left segmental-headed 2-light casement with leaded lights, first floor right has C20 2-light casement in moulded stone surround, buttresses left and right, crocketed stack to gable end. Rear has 4-centred arched moulded doorway to left (rear of porch) with French window set in opening, 2 mullion and transom windows at ground floor, with plate-glass to right, blocked to left with cusped tracery remaining, 2 similar windows at first floor with tracery, blocked to right. Inner side of rear stair tower has 4-centred arched chamfered doorway, now glazed as window and first floor C19 2-light window with trefoil heads, buttress as on front. Attached 2-storey C19 rear wing has at right return two 16-pane sashes with segmental heads at ground floor, porch with pitched roof and door with raised fillets, gabled dormer above with 2-light casement with segmental head; rear gable end has C20 bow window at ground floor and 2-light casement at first floor, single storey addition to right with French window and multi-pane C20 window. Interior: front porch leads to narrow entrance hall, rear door retained inside French window, studded with raised fillets and strap hinges and segmental rere-arch, room in central range has framed ceiling, 4 bays by 2, one bay now over entrance hall, moulded beams, fireplace has depressed 4-centred arch, shafts to sides and cusped panels to rear, moulded mantel; 4-centred arched opening to front of cross wing with panelled cusped soffit and jamb-shafts. End room in main range has curved beam over fireplace, pointed arched chamfered door to rear and former door to C19 wing. At rear of main room, pointed arched opening to stair tower with panelled cusped soffit and rere-arch, C19 replacement winder stair. At first floor, passage runs from front to rear of house, door to front main room with heavy raised fillets in 4-centred arched hollow-moulded surround, pointed segmental-headed door at rear of passage; room to left has C18 panelled door in moulded surround, fireplace with square head, shafts to sides, cornice, 4-centred arched doorway with wave and hollow mouldings to chamber over porch. C20 stair to attic, roof structure not fully visible, contains arched-braces, cambered collars, one row of purlins and windbraces over main range. (Sources: Pevsner, N. : Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol 1958).

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