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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Rackenford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9525 / 50°57'9"N

Longitude: -3.6415 / 3°38'29"W

OS Eastings: 284795

OS Northings: 118291

OS Grid: SS847182

Mapcode National: GBR L9.N99B

Mapcode Global: FRA 368L.F4N

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 15 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305840

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97388

Location: Rackenford, North Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Rackenford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Rackenford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

RACKENFORD RACKENFORD
SS 81 NW
5/38 The Old Rectory
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20.2.67
GV II
Former rectory, now private dwelling. Circa 1820-30. Stuccoed stone rubble and
possibly some cob. Hipped slate roof with bracketted eaves and rendered stacks.
Plan: main range is double depth virtually square on plan with principal front room
to each side of central passage containing staircase on right, with kitchen to rear
rignt side and service rooms to rear left side in 2 short gabled rear wings creating
overall U-shaped plan. Single storey extension of single room plan with hipped roof
extends from left end.
Exterior: 2 storeys with attic storey and cellar. 3 window range. C19 fenestration
intact. Tripartite sashes on each floor flanking 12 paned sash above tall flat-
roofed porch probably added in late C19 but partly altered in late C20 with
patterned glazing bars to the outer doors and panelled inner walls and ceiling.
Panelled reveals to inner doorway with half-glazed door of 2 leaves. Ground floor
windows have bracketted timber hoods, that to right removed at time of survey.
Small flat-roofed attic dormer to left side. C19 fenestration intact to rear. Ogee
roof to bell turret with bell insitu to centre rear of main range between the 2
service wings.
Interior: largely unspoilt. Geometrical staircase with wreathed handrail and stick
balusters. Pedimented doorcases and 6 panelled doors to principal rooms which have
moulded plaster cornices and centre ceiling roses. Marble chimneypiece to right-
hand room flanked by alcoves. Flagstone floor to central passage. C19 joinery
intact throughout.


Listing NGR: SS8479518291

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