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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Rockbeare, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7432 / 50°44'35"N

Longitude: -3.3806 / 3°22'50"W

OS Eastings: 302684

OS Northings: 94645

OS Grid: SY026946

Mapcode National: GBR P4.QQLX

Mapcode Global: FRA 37T3.SXT

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 26 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141382

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352426

Location: Rockbeare, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Rockbeare

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Rockbeare St Mary with St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


3/104 The Old Rectory

- II

House, former parsonage. 1836. Plastered stone rubble or brick; brick stacks with
chimney shafts replaced in C20; slate roof.
The main block is square in plan and faces south. It has a double depth plan
comprising a main front and back room either side of a small front lobby and main
stairs to rear. The front rooms have end stacks and the rear left (west) room has a
rear lateral stack. The doorway is in the right (eastern) end with a passage behind
the front rooms to the stairwell. The rear right room is a chapel. Lower 2-storey
service block across rear. Main block is 2 storeys.
Symmetrical 3-window front has French windows to the ground floor with margin panes
and first floor 12-pane sashes. Panelled stucco pilasters on the corners. Verandah
has tented roof containing glazed panels and is supported on slender cast iron
clustered columns.The centre part has been enclosed to form a conservatory in C20.
Plain deep eaves and roof is hipped both ends. The verandah is carried round both
end walls. The right (western) end has a similar 3-window front with the front
windows blind. So too does the left (east-facing) front but here is the central
doorway containing a part-glazed panelled 4-panel door, overlight with glazing bars
and Tuscan doorcase. To right of this the chapel has an arch-headed window with
intersecting glazing bars. The service block contains casements with glazing bars
and contains a brass bell and small timber belfry on the north-east corner..
Interior is little modernized and contains much of the original joinery detail and
chimneypieces. The geometric stair has an open string, stick balusters, mahogany
handrail, curtain step and scrolled wreath. The chapel has an arched vault with
moulded timber ribs and large carved boss.
Source; Devon C19 Church Project.

Listing NGR: SY0268494645

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