Gawsworth Old Rectory

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Gawsworth Old Rectory
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Gawsworth Old Rectory
Coordinates53°13′30″N 2°10′00″W / 53.22495°N 2.16661°W / 53.22495; -2.16661Coordinates: 53°13′30″N 2°10′00″W / 53.22495°N 2.16661°W / 53.22495; -2.16661
OS grid referenceSJ 889 696
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated25 July 1952
Reference no.1139496
Gawsworth Old Rectory is located in Cheshire
Gawsworth Old Rectory
Location in Cheshire

Gawsworth Old Rectory is a house in the village of Gawsworth, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.[1] The authors of the Buildings of England series express the opinion that it is "an exceptionally fine timber-framed house".[2]

The house was built as a rectory in about 1470,[2] or in the late 16th century,[1][3] and a north wing was added in 1872. The house is timber-framed, and it retains its hall open to the roof.[2] Much of the timber framing is close studded and the roof is of plain tiles. It is described as "one of the best preserved medium-sized houses of the period in Cheshire, particularly valuable for the survival of the open hall".[1] It is now a private house.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "The Old Rectory, Gawsworth (1139496)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 1 August 2012
  2. ^ a b c Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 368, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6
  3. ^ a b Pastscape: The Old Rectory, Gawsworth, Historic England, retrieved 4 April 2008

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