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Description: The Rectory
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 262755
OS Grid Reference: ST5791424562
OS Grid Coordinates: 357914, 124562
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0189, -2.6014
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ST52SE WEST CAMEL CP PARSONAGE ROAD (West side)
4/147 The Rectory
(Previously listed as
19.4.61 Rectory and Glebe Cottage)
Rectory, now house. Probably early C15 with modifications and major
addition of circa 1830. Local stone roughly coursed, with Ham stone
dressings to mullioned windows; Welsh slate roofs, between coped gables
to the early wing and hipped with wide eaves soffites to the C19 wing;
brick chimney stacks. "T"-plan of 2-storeys, the older North wing being
set at right angles to the later. North elevation has 6-bay random
fenestration; Bay-1 plain chamfer mullioned window, nothing above: bay-2
modern casement window below and 3-light ovolo mould mullioned casement
window with leaded lights above, complete with wrought iron casement
window stay; bay 3 a C20 glazed door with C19 casement window above; bay
4 wooden casement window below and early casement window with leaded
lights above; bay 5 old casement window with leaded lights and wood
lintol with nothing above; bay-6 old casement windows with leaded lights
at both levels. The East, roadside, gable has hollow chamfered mullioned
window, blocked with label dressed off, together with later mullioned
windows; low down in the South-east corner traces of a stone door arch
or relieving arch. On the small South return wall another blocked
pointed arch doorway. The matching C19 wing, running Southwards, has
2-storeys of 5-bays, with central 6-panel door with fanlight; 12-pane
sash windows, all in plain openings with flat voussoired heads. Interior
said to contain 4 cusped-archbraced cruck trusses with king-strut braces
to the North wing roof, unusual in Somerset and with suggested date of
1400. Rooms considerably re-arranged and original plan form uncertain.
The older wing may form part of the Grange pertaining to Muchelney
Abbey; the South wing probably added by Revd. Henry Law, Rectory 1824 to
1836. With the C15 Barn (qv) and Dovecote (qv) this is an important
group survival. (VA6 Report, unpublished SRO, 1980; E.K. Garrett, The
Story of West Camel, unpublished MSS in Yeovil Public Library).
Listing NGR: ST5791624563
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Source: English Heritage
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