Gawsworth Rectory today
Gawsworth House before 1949
Gawsworth House before 1949

Two images of Gawsworth House before 1949

the building was originally two cottages that had been converted

to one building for use as the village school.

Gawsworth New Rectory

This image of Gawsworth House from about 1950.  After it had been extended by Raymond Richards.

This became Gawsworth "New Rectory" in 1953 coinciding with the arrival of a new Rector,  William Edgar Clarke Lth FSA Rector from1953 to 1964

Gawsworth Old Rectory

John Raymond Harrison MA was the last Rector to live in the Old Rectory he was the Rector of Gawsworth from 1945 to 1953

Plans for the extension to Gawsworth Rectory built in 1973 by the PCC to provide a study annexe with an extra bedroom above.  A separate front door provided access to the study for visitors.  This is how we find the Rectory to day pretty much unchanged since 1973.

Gawsworth New Rectory Plans
Gawsworth Rectory after 1973

Image of Gawsworth Rectory taken after 1973 showing the Study annexe

The new front door is an 18th century door that was rescued from a house in Jordangate, Macclesfield that was demolished in 1973.

18th century door that was rescued from a house in Jordangate, Macclesfield

From notes made by Margaret House the wife of the Rector at Gawsworth, Fancis Harry House OBE MA Rector from 1967 to 1978


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