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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1024377



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
WarwickshireStratford-on-AvonDistrict AuthorityBrailes

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Oct-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Jun-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 305791

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BRAILES FRIAR'S LANE SP3139 (East side) Lower Brailes 15/28 Old Rectory Farmhouse and 03/10/66 attached R.C. Chapel of S.S. Peter and Paul (Formerly listed as The Old Rectory)


House and chapel. Late C16/early C17 with earlier origins. C18 alterations. West elevation: regular coursed ironstone rubble. Steeply pitched stone slate roof laid to diminishing courses. 2 storeys plus attic. 3-window range. U-plan. Entrance has plank door with wrought-iron strap hinges, moulded wood frame and chamfered wood lintel. To left a 2-light casement with bars. To right a 2-light casement with bars. First floor has a 16-pane sash, a 2-light stone-mullioned window with diagonal lead cames and a 2-light wood-mullioned window with rectangular lead cames and wood lintel. Attic has 4 fixed light windows with stone surrounds. South front: early C18 red brick laid to Flemish bond. Steeply pitched stone slate roof. Brick ridge and end stacks on stone bases. Stone lateral stacks. 2 storeys. 3-window range. Central entrance has panelled door with moulded wood door frame and hood. Doorway is flanked by 16-pane sashes with brick flat arches. 3 similar windows to first floor. 2 gabled roof dormers. Interior: 2 south facing rooms have stone flag floors, stop-chamfered or pointed C16 moulded beams, C19 fireplaces with earlier fireplaces in situ. Room to north has massive inglenook with cut bressumer and Victorian and Edwardian fireplaces fronting earlier fireplace and showing successive additions. Kitchen has massive inglenook with C18 beam fronting original bressumer, bread oven, Jacobean style racks above fireplace. Cast-iron fittings including cooking pots and hooks and spit racks. Oak settle. Stop-chamfered beam. Pantry. Stone flag floors. Hall to rear of kitchen has C17 open well staircase with heavy turned balusters. 3 rooms to north of hall not available for inspection. Roof said to be late medieval. Rectory barn now R.C. chapel above brewhouse and dairy in ground floor. Chapel dated 1726. Ironstone ashlar. Steeply pitched Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys. 6-window range. Plank door to left has moulded wood frame and wood lintel. Three 2-light windows with astragals and wood lintels. 6 wood mullioned and transomed windows to first floor have late C19/early C20 stained glass. Two C20 skylights. Rear: covered external stone staircase to chapel. 4 wood mullioned and transomed windows with stop-chamfered lintels to chapel. Interior: ground floor has 3-bay brewhouse/malthouse to left with recesses for coppers and wide fireplace with massive bressumer. Timber-frame partition with lathe and plaster to right and side passage to 5 small rooms used as dairy and wine cellar. The 2 end rooms have wire mesh windows and stone flag floors and wide shelves. Room third from right has plank door with strap hinges and was probably a wine cellar. Stop-chamfered beams. The passage wall has moulded stone plinths. First floor chapel with confessional, sacristy and priest's study. Early C18 details include wood panelling, oak altar rails, ceiling cornices, 6-panelled doors and wooden window shutters. Three early C18 pine pews with drawers. Other pews C19. Priest's study has one wall with C18 hand painted wall paper and C18 bookshelves. The chapel is attached to the Old Rectory Farmhouse. William Bishop, the first R.C. Bishop, lived here. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire, 1981, p.218; V.C.H.: Warwickshire, 1949, Vol.V, p.17).

Listing NGR: SP3169239286

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgewood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1981), 218
Pevsner, N, Wedgewood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1981), 17

National Grid Reference: SP3169239286


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