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Description: Heathfield Rectory
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 271024
OS Grid Reference: ST1609025056
OS Grid Coordinates: 316090, 125056
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0187, -3.1976
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4/139 Heathfield Rectory
(previously listed under Norton
Rectory, now divided into flats. Circa 1860, on the site of an earlier rectory,
By Edward Jeboulte.Uncoursed local stone,quoins, low stepped buttresses to cross gables,
overhanging eaves decorative bargeboards, patterned clay tiles,decorative ridge tiles,
brick stacks on ridge. L-plan: short entrance front West, long South front and turret
in South East corner. West front: 2 storeys, 3:1 bays; 2 and 3-light mullioned and
transomed windows half timbered gables to windows left, entrance centre right, steeply
pitched gabled porch, patterned clay tiles shaped wooden supports on stone plinth,
depressed 4-centred arch doorway, coeval door. Long 5:1 bay South front with 3 half
timbered gables and large cross gable right, another entrance second bay left.
Right return, (East front), with gable, single storey canted bay and tall spire with
bell-cast, slated roof, carried on pierced trefoil headed supports in South East corner.
The incumbents, the Rev. Spurway, father and son, brewed cider here which was marketed
commercialy with some success. A lively composition, remarkably unaltered.
(R.Bush, Jeboult's Taunton, 1983).
Listing NGR: ST1609025056
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Source: English Heritage
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