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The Old Rectory, Wootton Courtenay

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 265407

OS Grid Reference: SS9380543343
OS Grid Coordinates: 293805, 143343
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1794, -3.5206

Location: Stoney Close, Wootton Courtenay, Somerset TA24 8RH

Locality: Wootton Courtenay
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 8RH

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Listing Text


6/124 The Old Rectory


- II

Rectory, now private dwelling. C16 in origin, subsequently much altered, refenestrated and internally
altered early C19, enlarged mid-late C19, part of C16 wing demolished late C20. Red sandstone random rubble,
part roughcast on south front, slate roofs, hipped and gabled, tall lateral stack rising on north front/
other stone and rendered stacks. Plan: not clear without internal inspection, roughly truncated L-plan
of C16 dwelling with H-plan addition on east front. South front: 2 storeys, 3:1:1:1 bays, gabled cross
wings to first and third bays right, first floor left 12 pane sash window, two 16 pane sash windows, 20
pane windows in cross wings flanking 12-pane window, ground floor 8-pane sash window, canted bay with marginal
glazing bars, entrance, 12 and 20-pane sash windows flanking single storey early C20 glazed loggia infill;
open pediment doorcase, panelled reveals, Adam style fanlight, inserted lights in 6-panel door. Rear
elevation, 2 moulded beams from demolished cross wing reset in porch. Interior: partially sighted. Stick
stair with cut string and mahogany handrail. Roof said to contain 4 collar beam trusses, arched braced
with chamfered purlins and windbraces, and another pair of C16 trusses to main block. Various walls abutting
the property to the south east and north west are remains of demolished buildings. A terrier of 1614
describes a large dwelling, probably with 2 detached kitchens, and extensive land. (VAG Report, unpublished
SRO, August 1979).

Listing NGR: SS9380243341

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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