Gawsworth Old Rectory


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
obk 68  not listed recorded without number

View of the Old Rectory, as seen from across the lawn
the image of this silk kindly donated by John Sykes, UK.

Woven on silk:-
Printed at bottom of card mount:-
Gawsworth Old Rectory

Legend printed on inside cover of card mount:-

This well known glebe house, situated close to Macclesfield was built in 1472 and survives very little changed from the time of its erection. A peerless half-timbered house - full of romance, full of history, charged with an old-world atmosphere - Gawsworth Old Rectory lies in peaceful seclusion in rural Cheshire.

Once the home of Mary Fitton - the supposed 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets - this building, unique among all other parsonage houses, in company with medieval church and Old Hall, attracts visitors from all parts of the world.

Card mount:
20.0 cm deep by 24.5 cm wide

11.6 cm high by 18.3 cm wide

Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
First Sketch:    Mr Cyril Holland
Etching:R A Riseley
Design Draft:Mr Wm Hine
Card Cutter:Mr William Stubbs
Weavers:Mrs Hilda Mathers
Mr Charles Broadhead
Design No:Z.15365

by Lewis Cowen:
The picture for 1963 was GAWSWORTH OLD RECTORY, a well known glebe house, situated close to Macclesfield. Built in 1472 it survives very little changed from the time of its erection.

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