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Rectory Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Selworthy, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2097 / 51°12'34"N

Longitude: -3.5504 / 3°33'1"W

OS Eastings: 291795

OS Northings: 146752

OS Grid: SS917467

Mapcode National: GBR LF.42C8

Mapcode Global: VH5JX.DVWJ

Entry Name: Rectory Cottage

Listing Date: 22 May 1969

Last Amended: 2 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057989

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265530

Location: Selworthy, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Selworthy

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


26/112 Nos 1 and 2 Rectory Cottage
(formerly listed as 2 separate
items: Rectory Cottage and
cottage adjoining)


Farmhouse, now 2 dwellings. C17 altered subsequently. Rendered over rubble and cob, exposed cob on rear elevation,
hipped thatched roof, lateral stack with circular stack centre left, rebuilt stone stack above entrance to No 1. Plan:
not clear without internal inspection, appears to be 3 cell with lobby entry, possibly enlarged right of stack and
entrance resited. One and a half storeys, 2:2 bays; first floor eyebrow dormers, C20 wooden casements left of stack, 3
and 2-light leaded iron casements right, ground floor entrance end bay left with side light, projecting slate roofed
bay with C20 3-light wooden casement (formerly a shop) right of stack leaded 2-light iron casement, C20 porch, 2
windows beyond. The second dormer right is flanked by 2 fleur-de-lys incised in the plaster and painted black, there is
a spade or inverted heart below end dormer right. A rare survival of a probably once common form of decoration on
vernacular cottages. (Photograph in NMR).

Listing NGR: SS9180346745

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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