The Shirley Village Archive

The Rectory (Building)

Became a farm when W. A. Shirley moved to his new vicarage on Hall Lane in 1828.

William Wheeldon who farmed here sold up in 1925.

Fred Hill sold up in 1933.

Rectory now house. C14 origins, much altered in C17, C18 and C19. Coursed squared sandstone in large blocks. Red brick, plain tile roof and stone coped gables with plain kneelers. Large brick ridge stack and a brick gable end stack. Two storeys, L-plan. West elevation,double fronted. Central doorway with stone lintel and shallow curved hood. Plank door flanked on each side by 3-light C19 casement windows under wedge lintels. Two similar windows above under flat arches, either side of a narrower and taller central window. Inside are chamfered beams and one fireplace with stone lintel on carved brackets. In an internal upper wall is a blocked 2-light C17 chamfered mullion window. In the roof space in the gable end towards the church is reputed to be the jamb and hoodmould with head stops of a C14 window, at which time the rectory belonged to Dale Abbey.

Sold in August 2016 for £685,000.

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