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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Wembworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8732 / 50°52'23"N

Longitude: -3.9021 / 3°54'7"W

OS Eastings: 266263

OS Northings: 109910

OS Grid: SS662099

Mapcode National: GBR KY.T99C

Mapcode Global: FRA 26QS.MM2

Plus Code: 9C2RV3FX+75

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106586

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95550

Location: Wembworthy, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Wembworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Wembworthy with Eggesford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Clergy house Thatched cottage

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SS 60 NE
3/79 The Old Rectory

House, former rectory. Probably C16 core to main block, late C17-early C18
alterations, early C19 alterations some of which were demolished in 1962.
Plastered cob and rubble; stone rubble stacks topped with plastered brick chimney
shafts; thatch roof.
Main block facing south has a 3-room-and-through-passage plan with former inner
room at left (western) end. End stacks to former inner and service rooms.
Original rear lateral stack to hall blocked in late C17-early C18 and replaced by
axial stack at upper end. Late C17-early C18 2-storey outshots across back of main
block. Early C19 2-room extension with present stairs at right angles to rear of
former service end room which has axial and end stack and also closet projecting on
outer side. Early C19 extensions originally enclosed rear courtyard but most
demolished in 1962. 2 storeys with cellar under extension.
Main garden front has irregular 4-window front of late C19 casements with glazing
bars. Contemporary door right of centre with flat-roofed open porch. Roof is
gable-ended. The windows in the rear block have segmental heads and outer side
comprises 16-pane sashes alternating with blind window recesses. The rear outshots
include some casements containing rectangular panes of leaded glass.
Interior: most of interior shows result of C19 modernisation. Most joinery detail
and chimneypieces are C19. However main block preserves C16 layout and early
features probably survive behind later cladding. For instance all crossbeams are
boxed in and all fireplaces are blocked or occupied by C19 grates. Roof of
probably late C17 - early C18 A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars. The
rear block is unmodernised early C19 work with high status rooms including marble
chimneypieces and moulded plaster cornices. The doorway to cellars is a round-
headed arch with original folding doors and the brick-vaulted cellars are laid out
for wine storage.

Listing NGR: SS6626309910

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