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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Virginstow, Devon

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Latitude: 50.711 / 50°42'39"N

Longitude: -4.2963 / 4°17'46"W

OS Eastings: 237973

OS Northings: 92665

OS Grid: SX379926

Mapcode National: GBR NP.4D9N

Mapcode Global: FRA 17W6.B25

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 9 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435460

Location: Virginstow, Torridge, Devon, EX21

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Virginstow

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Virginstow

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


5/71 The Old Rectory


- II

House, formerly Virginstowe Rectory. 1845 (Whites Directory). Stone rubble, colour-
washed and plastered with a hipped slate roof with central valley, rendered stacks.
Double depth rectangular plan with a central stair hall, principal rooms to the left,
service rooms to the right.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front elevation with regular fenestration, deep
eaves and a stone plinth. Central front door with fanlight with Gothic glazing bars.
No windows to the left of the front door except for one first floor false window.
3 first floor and 2 ground floor 12-pane sashes to the right of the front door, ground
floor window right was originally false but has been glazed on the design of the
original windows. Round-headed rear stair window with margin glazing. The garden
elevation is 2-bay wide with first floor sashes and ground floor French windows with
glazing bars.
Interior Very complete with contemporary joinery, chair rails and 1 original marble
chimney piece. The central stair hall is partly panelled and has a plaster groin
vault to the front and a dog-leg stair with stick balusters and a turned newel post.
The Rectory was built for the Reverend P Cann who also helped to finance the
rebuilding of the parish church in 1851.
An attractive late Georgian house with a good stair hall.

Listing NGR: SX3797392665

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