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Latitude: 50.6781 / 50°40'41"N
Longitude: -3.4961 / 3°29'46"W
OS Eastings: 294387
OS Northings: 87565
OS Grid: SX943875
Mapcode National: GBR P1.YWX0
Mapcode Global: FRA 37K8.XFY
Entry Name: Spurfield
Listing Date: 29 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097847
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85521
Location: Exminster, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Exminster
Built-Up Area: Exminster
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Exminster St Martin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 98 NW EXMINSTER
Rectory, now residential home for handicapped people. 1887-9 by J L Pearson for
Revd.Stephen Willoughby Lawley; the contractors were Luscombe and Son.
Redbrick in English bond, some tile-hanging, and plastered and shorn timber-
framed gables. Steeply pitched gabled plain tile roof with plastered deeply coved
eaves. Tall brick axial and lateral stacks with thin shafts and corbelled
Late Victorian 'Old English' - 'Queen Anne' style.
Plan: Irregular approximately square double-depth plan with a central entrance
and stair hall at the front and set back to the left a relatively small room
which may have been the study. To the right of the entrance hall a large drawing
room behind which is the third principal room, probably the dining room. At
the centre at the back the kitchen with service rooms to its left extending
into a single storey wing behind.
Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Asymmetrical elevations. The south entrance
front has a projecting gabled centre, tile hung on the first floor with a large
plastered gable above and a round-arched doorway recessed to the left with stone
voissoirs and large shaped timber brackets under the tile hanging and a 3-light
window in a bay to the right; above there is a large 6-light window on the first
floor. Set back to the left a tall 2 storey and attic, one bay section with
a half-hipped roof, 4-light windows on each floor. To the right of the central
gabled bay a tall lateral stack with a set-off and a 2 storey tile-hung canted
bay window to its right.
The right hand east elevation has a wide 2-storey tile-hung canted bay to the
right with a large jettied timber-frame gable above on 2 pairs of shaped brackets;
and to the left a 4-light window on the ground and first floors with a large
dormer above with a broad tile-hung gable and deeply coved eaves.
The rear (north) elevation has a timber-framed gabled dormer at the centre to
the left of which is a massive lateral brick stack and to the right is a half
hipped roof over the attic window.
The left (west) elevation has an asymmetrical arrangement of small windows and
2 lateral stacks rising sheer from the top of the wall with a tile-hung gable
between; to the left, at the back of the house, the small single storey hipped
roof service wing.
All the original windows survive; these are mostly ovolo-moulded mullion-transom
windows, but only retaining their glazing bars in their top lights. The original
round-headed front door has cover strips and wrought iron hinges.
Interior: The entrance hall has a polished red stone chimney-piece with 2 pairs
of tapered pilasters and a cornice; and a large timber screen with debased Ionic
bulbous columns and carved spandrels; one of the columns is the newel of the
open-well staircase at the back of the hall. It has a balustrade with barleysugar
twist balusters. The doorframes to the principal rooms have pedimented overdoors
with volutes to their friezes. The front right hand drawing room has a C18
style marble chimneypiece.
Sources: Quiney A, John Loughborough Pearson (1979) page 252. Building News,
Listing NGR: SX9438787565
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