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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Rose Ash, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9877 / 50°59'15"N

Longitude: -3.7219 / 3°43'18"W

OS Eastings: 279240

OS Northings: 122328

OS Grid: SS792223

Mapcode National: GBR L6.L0XX

Mapcode Global: FRA 362H.RTR

Plus Code: 9C2RX7QH+36

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325507

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97644

Location: Rose Ash, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Rose Ash

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Rose Ash

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Clergy house

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Farmhouse, formerly the rectory. C18 or earlier origins, said to have been built in
1718 (old list description) but appears to have been refurbished and extended in the
C19 and the main range may predate 1718. The home of the Southcombs, who were
rectors without a break from 1675 to 1945. Colourwashed and rendered, the main range
stone to first floor level, cob above (information from owner); slate roof hipped at
ends of main range with crested ridge tiles and deep eaves, end stacks and 2 rear
lateral stacks to main range, axial stacks to rear wings.
Plan: Courtyard plan, a single depth south-facing main range with rear wings to the
west and east forming 3 sides of a rear courtyard which is enclosed by a wall and
agricultural buildings on the north side. The main range, which contains the
principal rooms, has a central entrance into a wide passage facing the stair, which
is in a rear centre wing projecting into the courtyard. The rear wings may be C19
additions the east wing is a kitchen.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 5 window front with an early C19 central Tuscan
porch with a C19 2-leaf half-glazed front door with decorated glass in a good moulded
C17 oak doorframe with ramshorn stops. The doorframe may be re-used. Good set of
early C18 3-light small pane timber casements with old glass. Ground floor windows
unfortunately replaced with C20 aluminium windows. The west wing has a mixture of
circa late C19/early C20 4-pane timber sashes and aluminium windows, on the courtyard
side the windows are mostly late C19/early C20 4-pane sashes.
Interior: Joinery mostly early C19, including a stick baluster stair with a mahogany

Listing NGR: SS7924022328

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