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The Old Rectory Including Garden Wall Adjoining at Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashwater, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7367 / 50°44'12"N

Longitude: -4.2862 / 4°17'10"W

OS Eastings: 238774

OS Northings: 95499

OS Grid: SX387954

Mapcode National: GBR NP.2WC4

Mapcode Global: FRA 17X4.80Z

Plus Code: 9C2QPPP7+MG

Entry Name: The Old Rectory Including Garden Wall Adjoining at Rear

Listing Date: 21 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317694

English Heritage Legacy ID: 90721

Location: Ashwater, Torridge, Devon, EX21

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ashwater

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashwater St Peter ad Vincula

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description

ASHWATER ASHWATER
SX 39 NE
3/19 The Old Rectory including garden
- wall adjoining at rear
II
House, formerly rectory. Circa mid C17 core, C18 and C19 remodelling and additions,
C20 renovations in progress at time of survey (1985). Rendered colourwashed cob and
stone, slate roofs half-hipped at the ends of the main range, 2 projecting rendered
end stacks to main range, 2 stone stacks to rear wings.
Complex development. A circa mid C17 house of which 1 room survives on the ground
floor left of the main range was remodelled in the early C18 as a 3-storey range with
ambitious Venetian windows to the rear and some good quality C18 joinery. In the
circa early C19 a crosswing was added to the right of the main range providing a new
entrance into a stair hall. A rear left wing may have been part of the original C17
house and used as a service wing in the C18, it has been refenestrated with Gothic
windows on the side, said to have been inserted in the early C20 and originating from
a chapel. A rear left block in the angle between the rear wing and the main range
runs parallel to the main range and has a roof hipped at the left end and a small
crosswing.
2 and 3 storeys. 2:1 window main range with regular fenestration, the early C19
crosswing at the right is 2 storey gabled to the front with an idiosyncratic bell
turret at the apex of the gable, a notable feature: it is in 2-tiers, corbels in the
gable of the wing support fluted pilasters and a round-headed arch fixed to the wall
below a 4 square-slated pentice. Above the pentice a pyramidal slated roof is
carried on open round-headed timber arches. Central panelled front door in the
crosswing with timber pilasters supporting a cornice and a first floor 16-pane sash,
similar sash in the left return. To the left the main range is 3 storey with a
ground floor 2-light casement, 8 panes per light. First and second floor windows are
16-pane sashes with an 8-pane stair window to the right on the second floor. 2
Venetian windows to the rear of the main range and the Gothic windows to the rear
wing have replaced glazing bars although the apertures do not appear to have been
altered.
Interior Ground floor room left of the main range has a large fireplace with
hollow-chamfered granite jambs and a replaced granite lintel. Various C18 panelled
doors and doorframes survive.
To the rear of the rear wing the remains of a circa early C19 picturesque garden
feature survives consisting of a curved cob wall with a large rounded niche studded
with small stones laid in patterns.


Listing NGR: SX3886295271

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