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The Old Rectory and Walls Enclosing Garden to North East

A Grade II Listed Building in Pyworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7943 / 50°47'39"N

Longitude: -4.398 / 4°23'52"W

OS Eastings: 231094

OS Northings: 102159

OS Grid: SS310021

Mapcode National: GBR K8.Z9PB

Mapcode Global: FRA 16PZ.SHV

Plus Code: 9C2QQJV2+PR

Entry Name: The Old Rectory and Walls Enclosing Garden to North East

Listing Date: 18 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91964

Location: Pyworthy, Torridge, Devon, EX22

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Pyworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Pyworthy with Pancrasweek

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Clergy house

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13/57 The Old Rectory and walls
enclosing garden to North-East

Rectory, now dwelling, with walls enclosing former kitchen garden. 1836, minor
alterations c1900. Random rubble with brick dressings, hipped slate roof with boarded
eaves, large brick stack at junction with service wing, the latter lower, independently
roofed with hipped slate roof of steeper pitch. Plan: main block facing road, one room
on either side of wide hall with top lit stair well, double pile service wing. Main
elevation: 2 storeys, 3 bays, pilaster quoins, projecting central bay and full height
segmental headed recesses to outer bays, all 16-pane sash windows, central Doric porch,
wooden columns resting on granite and brick blocks, pilaster doorcase, handsome double
doors of 6 panels each. Left return first floor oriel window inserted c1900 in main
block, service wing: 2 storeys, 3 bays, all 3-light wooden casements with pointed arch
head lights, slate roofed gabled porch with ribbed door and 3 pointed arch heads to
rectangular light. Similar fenestration on rear elevation of service wing. Interior:
reeded surrounds to doorways, panelled doors with c1900 finger plates, 1930s
chimneypiece in room to right, c 1900 room to left, original shutters in both rooms and
depressed segmental headed recesses against both exterior walls; stick stair swept back,
open string with ornamented ends continued as decorative frieze along landing originally
lit by oval, panelled skylight which has been cut down and boarded over. Some of the
original marble chimneypieces and cast iron grates survive on upper floor including an
opulent cast iron hob grate in a bedroom in the south-east corner of the service wing.
Garden walls: c1836, random rubble local stone, slate and cement humpback coping,
returned on 3 sides from north-east corner of the Old Rectory enclosing about half an
acre, pilaster buttresses and pointed arch openings in north and south walls. The
elevation of the Rectory is very similar to that of Parnacott (qv), though the
connection between the two houses is unclear. White`s Directory of Devonshire states the
rectory was built in 1836; the early C20 renovations are probably the work of the Rev
Donaldson who was the incumbent from 1903. The rectory was sold by the Church Commissioners in 1977. (White's Devonshire, 1878)

Listing NGR: SS3109402159

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