The Old Rectory

6 Sep 1999
The Old Rectory, Rectory Road, Staplegrove, Taunton Deane, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5/227 The Old Rectory


Rectory, now lodging house. Circa 1835, enlarged early C20. Rendered over rubble, grooved is ashlar in part, roughcast early C20 addition, shallow pitched hipped slate roofs over canted bays, steeply pitched gabled addition with bargeboards left, brick stacks. Plan: double pile. 2 storeys, 1:3:1: bays; main block full height canted outer bays, 16-pane sashes on each facade, blocked windows right bay centre and flanking outer bays left, ground floor mullioned and transomed French windows, possibly contemporary with facade but probably renewed early C20, central ashlar Ham stone Tuscan doorcase, segmental headed fanlight with scalloped glazing bars, double half-glazed doors, inner doors also double, half glazed with marginal glazing bars and-panelled reveals. Addition to left, first floor 16-pane sash window set to left, ground floor similar in centre, string course. Right return single storey lean-to gabled conservatory (not included), mixed fenestration including early C19 2 light leaded casement below eaves. Rear elevation overlooking churchyard of Church of St John (qv), mixed fenestration under square hoodmoulds. Interior: early C19 stick stair, cut string, mahogany handrail set at rear of toplit, full-height entrance hall with balcony and arched recesses on first floor, C20 wrought iron railings. Many original-panelled doors. Front room rijht marble fireplace with detached columns, frieze of anthema, modern grate, also plasterwork cornices of acanthus leaves and fixed foliage.

front rood left said to contain similar decoration, both have original shutters. In poor condition at tide of survey (December 1983),

Listing NGR: ST2122526516


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0731 IOE Records taken by David Ford; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David Ford. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Ford, David

Rights Holder: Ford, David


Render, Roughcast, Rubble, Slate, Georgian Vicarage, Victorian Domestic, Clergy House, Clerical Dwelling, House, Dwelling, Lodging House, Residential Building