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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Widworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7875 / 50°47'15"N

Longitude: -3.1136 / 3°6'48"W

OS Eastings: 321597

OS Northings: 99254

OS Grid: SY215992

Mapcode National: GBR M0.ZR0Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 47C0.8T5

Plus Code: 9C2RQVQP+2H

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104105

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88825

ID on this website: 101104105

Location: Widworthy, East Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Widworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Widworthy St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Clergy house

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4/152 The Old Rectory

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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