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IoE Number: 32963
Photographer: Mr Peter Merrett
Date Photographed: 08 February 2005
Date listed: 21 September 1960
Date of last amendment: 21 September 1960
Grade II

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ST 56 SE CHEW STOKE C.P. CHEW STOKE VILLAGE 3/67 Old Rectory 21.9.60 II Marked on O.S. as Convalescent House. Rectory, then convalescent home now house in multiple occupation. Mid C19 with some later alterations. Snecked rock-faced limestone rubble with limestone and sandstone dressings, slate roof. L-plan; asymmetrical Gothic style. Front of 2 storeys and 4 bays, ground floor windows have ogee-headed lights, first floor pointed arched lights; from left, 4-light mullion and transom window with stopped hood mould, 3-light window above with continuous hood mould and relieving arch, quatrefoil in gable with raised coped verges and kneelers, chamfered and broached walls with diagonal buttress to left; 2nd bay canted, with 5-light mullion and transom window, lintel string course, similar smaller window at first floor with cill string, corbelled eaves to hipped roof over bay; 3rd bay has pointed arched door in moulded surround with hood mould and mask stops, relieving arch, 2 string courses above with 2 blank shields between, 2-light pointed arched window with cusped tracery, hood mould and relieving arch, tower above has trefoil with hood mould and relieving arch, corbelled eaves and hipped roof; 4th bay canted as in 2nd, 2 string courses continued across, chamfered and broached wall with diagonal buttress to right and trefoil in gable; limestone quoins and sandstone relieving arches. Right return has external stack to left, two 2-light pointed arched cusped windows with hood mould and mask stops, pointed arched door to right in moulded surround with similar hood mould, 2 mullion and transom windows at first floor and 2 C20 windows. Left return has corbelled external stack to right and gable stack to left with gargoyles; ground floor has 4-light and 3-light window with pointed arched heads, plain surround and relieving arch, 3-light ogee-headed window to right with centre light lowered for C20 door; first floor has 4 windows of varied sizes, gable end to left has trefoil, continuous hood mould from first floor right window and cill string; single storey service wing attached to left with coped wall. Rear has varied windows including large 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery lighting stair, 2-storey rear wing with pointed arched door, and 3-light window with segmental head, 2 C20 windows at first floor; rear in snecked sandstone rubble.

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