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Glebe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Farringdon, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7136 / 50°42'48"N

Longitude: -3.3995 / 3°23'58"W

OS Eastings: 301287

OS Northings: 91371

OS Grid: SY012913

Mapcode National: GBR P4.6RGB

Mapcode Global: FRA 37R6.5F3

Plus Code: 9C2RPJ72+C5

Entry Name: Glebe House

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Last Amended: 26 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352356

Location: Farringdon, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Farringdon

Built-Up Area: Aylesbeare

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Farringdon St Petrock and St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/34 Glebe House (formerly
11.11.52 listed as The Rectory)


House, former rectory. Late C17, remodelled in the early C19. Plastered local
handmade brick (laid to a random bond where exposed); plastered brick stacks and
shafts; slate roof.
Double-depth plan house facing south with a front and back room either side of the
central entrance hall and rear stair. The rear right (eastern) room is the kitchen.
In the C20 both ground floor left (west) rooms were knocked together. All rooms
have projecting end stacks. In the early C19 dressing rooms were added to the first
floor chambers by building timber-framed rooms outside on each end between the
stacks and supported on raking struts. Late C19 single storey extension to rear
with end stack and another projecting to right (east) rear. Main block is 2 storeys
with attics in the roof space and the front right (east) room has a cellar under.
Symmetrical 3-window front is early C19. The outer windows are contained in shallow
projecting curving full-height bays; 20-pane (8/12) sashes under 16-pane sashes, the
latter with shallow balconies of ornate wrought ironwork. Central first floor 12-
pane sash over the doorway which contains a late C19 part-glazed door. However, the
overlight with its ornate radial pattern of cast iron glazing bars, the panelled
reveals and doorcase with shallow hood on scroll brackets enriched with ascanthus
leaves are early C19. There is a deep coved eaves cornice and the roof is hipped
each end. There is a small central glazed dormer in the centre of the roof
containing a C19 horizontal-sliding sash under a glazed elliptical arch. The side
walls show some of its late C17 origins having a plat band at first floor level.
Each projecting dressing room contains a 12-pane sash. There is a C20 glazed door
on the left (west) side and the external cellar door towards the front on the right
side. In the centre of the rear at first floor level is the original late C17 stair
window; a large oak mullion-and-upper-transom frame, flat-faced with a shallow
internal chamfer. To the kitchen (east side) is a double set of 12-pane sashes with
its glazing bars thick enough that they might be C18. The roof returns round each
side and again along the rear and has a well in the centre.
Good interior: the basic structure is late C17 although the positions of several
doorways have been altered. The right (eastern) front room is lined with late C17
large-field bolection-moulded panelling in 2 heights and has a simi lar
chimneypiece. In the kitchen behind the fireplace is blocked and there is the
internal door to the cellar. The rear door here is original; a very heavy and thick
plank door on large strap hinges and 2 panels applied to the front. The 2 left
rooms have been knocked together and modernised in C20 in Adams style although the
front chimneypiece is genuine. Good late C17 dogleg stair has closed string, square
newel posts, moulded flat handrail and heavy turned balusters. The upper floors
have mostly C19 joinery detail including a couple of chimneypieces. The roof
includes the work of both main building periods. It seems that the original house
had parallel roofs across the front since here are some heavy oak uncollared
principals and trenched purlins but much mended with softwood and including king
post trusses of circa 1800.
Glebe House is an exceptionally attractive house.

Listing NGR: SY0128791371

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