Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1141396

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 26-May-1987

Statutory Address: GLEBE HOUSE


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Statutory Address: GLEBE HOUSE

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County: Devon

District: East Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Farringdon

National Grid Reference: SY 01287 91371


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3/34 Glebe House (formerly 11.11.52 listed as The Rectory)


House, former rectory. Late C17, remodelled in the early C19. Plastered local handmade brick (laid to a random bond where exposed); plastered brick stacks and shafts; slate roof. Double-depth plan house facing south with a front and back room either side of the central entrance hall and rear stair. The rear right (eastern) room is the kitchen. In the C20 both ground floor left (west) rooms were knocked together. All rooms have projecting end stacks. In the early C19 dressing rooms were added to the first floor chambers by building timber-framed rooms outside on each end between the stacks and supported on raking struts. Late C19 single storey extension to rear with end stack and another projecting to right (east) rear. Main block is 2 storeys with attics in the roof space and the front right (east) room has a cellar under. Symmetrical 3-window front is early C19. The outer windows are contained in shallow projecting curving full-height bays; 20-pane (8/12) sashes under 16-pane sashes, the latter with shallow balconies of ornate wrought ironwork. Central first floor 12- pane sash over the doorway which contains a late C19 part-glazed door. However, the overlight with its ornate radial pattern of cast iron glazing bars, the panelled reveals and doorcase with shallow hood on scroll brackets enriched with ascanthus leaves are early C19. There is a deep coved eaves cornice and the roof is hipped each end. There is a small central glazed dormer in the centre of the roof containing a C19 horizontal-sliding sash under a glazed elliptical arch. The side walls show some of its late C17 origins having a plat band at first floor level. Each projecting dressing room contains a 12-pane sash. There is a C20 glazed door on the left (west) side and the external cellar door towards the front on the right side. In the centre of the rear at first floor level is the original late C17 stair window; a large oak mullion-and-upper-transom frame, flat-faced with a shallow internal chamfer. To the kitchen (east side) is a double set of 12-pane sashes with its glazing bars thick enough that they might be C18. The roof returns round each side and again along the rear and has a well in the centre. Good interior: the basic structure is late C17 although the positions of several doorways have been altered. The right (eastern) front room is lined with late C17 large-field bolection-moulded panelling in 2 heights and has a simi lar chimneypiece. In the kitchen behind the fireplace is blocked and there is the internal door to the cellar. The rear door here is original; a very heavy and thick plank door on large strap hinges and 2 panels applied to the front. The 2 left rooms have been knocked together and modernised in C20 in Adams style although the front chimneypiece is genuine. Good late C17 dogleg stair has closed string, square newel posts, moulded flat handrail and heavy turned balusters. The upper floors have mostly C19 joinery detail including a couple of chimneypieces. The roof includes the work of both main building periods. It seems that the original house had parallel roofs across the front since here are some heavy oak uncollared principals and trenched purlins but much mended with softwood and including king post trusses of circa 1800. Glebe House is an exceptionally attractive house.

Listing NGR: SY0128791371


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