Rectory Farmhouse, Church Street, North Side

One of the oldest buildings in the village probably dating from the 15th. century and mainly timber-framed. The main north part of the house is the south end of the original medieval open hall. The north part of this hall and the cross-wing probably containing the parlour were demolished in the 17th century. At the same time the present first floor was put into the remaining part of the hall to provide bedrooms. The pretty porch gives access to the original screens passage between the hall and the kitchen which occupied the existing cross-wing on the south. Various modern additions have been made including most of the windows. All the chimneys are 18th century or later. It is called Rectory Farm because it was the farm belonging to the medieval Rector of the parish. When Jesus College became the Rector the farm passed into the hands of that College. (RCHM)

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