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54 Ipsley Rectory - Redditch by Paintings by Norman Neasom (1915 - 2010)

54 Ipsley Rectory - Redditch by Paintings by Norman Neasom (1915 - 2010)

The Old Rectory - Ipsley 

Watercolour - Signed and dated June '54

Image size: 360mm x 530mm - Framed 595mm x 760mm

The Old Rectory at Ipsley near Redditch, Worcestershire has stood on the site for hundreds of years and has a wealth of historical connections

The house lies between the original Roman built Icknield Street, which runs along the far boundary, and the monastic carp lakes of Bordesley Abbey at the rear of the property.

The Doomsday Book lists a building on this site in 1085, during which time Lady Godiva's son was Lord of the Manor

The Great Grandson of Sir Christopher Wren lived in the house for over forty years and made a number of alterations in that time. He completely modernised the original Elizabethan house in 1812 by adding a Georgian facade to the front elevation of the building

The building is now a very smart hotel where a lot of the features are still visible including the Griffin which is probably the oldest part of the building

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