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Description: The Old Rectory
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 100981
OS Grid Reference: SX8288555537
OS Grid Coordinates: 282885, 55537
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3880, -3.6488
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6/71 The Old Rectory
House, formerly the rectory. 1784, by Joseph Rowe of Exeter. Rendered
stone rubble. Slate half-hipped roof with rendered stacks at gable ends.
Plan: A symmetrical 2-room plan 2 storey house with attics and basement.
The 2 principal rooms are on the ground floor; an entrance hall between has
a staircase in a projecting tower at the back which gives access to the
services in the basement and the bed chambers on the first and attic
floors. The ground level behind the house is at basement level. In circa
mid C19 a large service range (now a separate house) was built behind
almost detached but linked by a short block at the base of the stair tower
of the original house. In the C20 single storey extensions were- added at
either end of the main house, that to the left apparently replaces a
conservatory, the extension to the right is the new kitchen, raised up
above the lower ground level behind.
Exterior: 2 storeys attic and basement. Symmetrical 3-bay front. First
floor 12-pane sashes, ground floor tripartite sashes (4:12:4 panes); all
the sashes are original. Central doorway with a fine wooden doorcase, the
pilasters have fluted ,capitals and a fluted frieze with paterae, dentilled
cornice, paneled reveals and a semi-circular fanlight with radiating
glazing bars and the original 6-panel door the top panels glazed. The 2
segmented-headed dormers are probably late c18 or early C19 and have 3-
light casements and slate hung sides.
Small C20 casement at either end and C20 casement at basement level at the
rear. Small single storey C20 extensions on either end.
Interior: Most of the original joinery survives including panelled doors
and internal window shutters. The left hand room has an egg-and-dart and
small acanthus cornice and a small circa late C18 wooden chimney piece with
a dentilled cornice. The right hand room has an arched-head china cupboard
on the rear wall and a plain moulded ceiling cornice; its fireplace was
removed when the C20 addition was built on the right end. The entrance
hall in a wide passage with a stair well at the back with an open-well
(almost a dog-leg) staircase with stick balusters, moulded string and
moulded hand rail ramped up to column newels. The staircase rises up to
the attic and there is a short flight to the original kitchen in the
Listing NGR: SX8288455536
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Source: English Heritage
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