Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1104105

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1955

Statutory Address: THE OLD RECTORY


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Statutory Address: THE OLD RECTORY

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: East Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Widworthy

National Grid Reference: SY 21597 99254


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4/152 The Old Rectory - 22.2.55 GV II

House, former rectory. Circa 1840 - 50, parts of the rear service block may have an earlier core. Plastered local stone and flint rubble (the plaster is lightly incised as ashlar); brick or stone rubble stacks with stone rubble and Beerstone chimneyshafts and Tudor-style terracotta chimneypots; slate roof with fleur-de-lys shaped crested ridge tiles. Plan: L-plan house. The main block faces east-north-east, say east, and it has a double depth plan. The 3 front rooms are the principal rooms; the centre one is heated by an axial stack to right and both end rooms have gable-end stacks. The main entrance is in the left (north) end into the stair hall. The rest of the rear block is service rooms. A kitchen block projects at right angles to rear of the right (south) end. It has an axial stack. Behind the kitchen is a passage and dairy/buttery. House is 2 storeys with a service courtyard containing stables adjoining the right (south) end. Tudor Gothic style. Exterior: symmetrical gabled 3-window front. The centre ground floor window is a French window with glazing bars including a top tier of Tudor arch glazing bars and it has a hoodmould. It is flanked by canted bay windows with Tudor arch lights, sunken spandrels, hollow-chamfered timber mullions and original glazing bars. The 3 first floor windows have ovolo-moulded mullions and each light contains a 2-pane sash. Each has a hoodmould and above is a gable with ornate bargeboards and finials. The roof is gable-ended, also with shaped bargeboards with finials. The main doorway in the left (north) end. It is a Tudor arch containing a C20 door. It has a Tudor-style doorframe, flanking clustered pilasters and gabled hoodmould. The rear of the main block includes a less regular arrangement of windows, some in Tudor style. The service wing contains C19 and C20 casements and at first floor level on the outer (south) side, 2 16-pane sashes with small iron balconies. Interior: not inspected but is said to contain a great deal of original joinery and other detail.

Listing NGR: SY2159799254


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