This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1307721



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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Staplegrove

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-May-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 270683

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



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

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: ST 21225 26516


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1307721 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 21-Sep-2018 at 05:00:28.

End of official listing