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Case Study
The Old Rectory, RH1

Scope of Works:


Lime render, rebuilding chimney stacks, replacing brickwork and pointing

A house fit for a king - as evidenced by the fact that Henry VIII deigned to stay when taken ill on a tour of his Surrey palaces in 1546.

The Old Rectory was the earliest great house and probably the first brick house to be built in Wimbledon. It was built around 1500 as a parsonage in an area of farmland, before becoming Crown property when Henry VIII broke with Rome.

It is a breathtaking understatement. Even in 1550 The Old Rectory was more mansion than a house. C&D Restoration were commissioned to use their specialist tradesman to carry out an extensive restoration in two phases.

Phase 1 Works

  • Lime rendering to the whole building, part flat and part rough cast including removal of all defective rendering back to the sub structure

  • Dismantling and rebuilding of the Tudor chimney stacks and replacement of the ornate terracotta pots

  • Replacement of brickwork and pointing

  • Replacement of defective Bath stone (Stoke ground base bed) sections to dismantled chimney stacks

  • Replacement of curved sections of stone turret (Red Mansfield ashlar stone and string courses)

Phase 2 Works

  • Manufacture and installation of new Bath stone front bay around the main dining room including rubble walling

  • Full and half column installation (encasing a steel beam)

  • Formation of two new tracery window surrounds to dining room

  • Installation of gable copings to front and rear (extension)

  • Formation of two new windows to the front of the extension

  • Rear balcony terrace - new bay formed

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