The Old Rectory, Wimbledon

The Old Rectory, Wimbledon

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1977
Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​31_​9-1
Original Format Photo
Notes / History The current Rectory is smaller than its Tudor ancestor, which in addition to bedrooms, could boast a large hall, a withdrawing room, parlour, kitchens, a pantry, larder, meat room, buttery, dairy, brewhouse, bakehouse, washhouse and a granary.

The grounds also contained a barn, stables, mews for hawks, dovecotes, henhouses, an orchard and a fig walk,

Built c.1500 for the wealthy pre-Reformation rectors of St. Mary’s, from 1550 this was home to William Cecil, Lord Burghley, chief adviser to
Elizabeth I.

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