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The Old Rectory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chaffcombe, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8875 / 50°53'14"N

Longitude: -2.9255 / 2°55'31"W

OS Eastings: 334998

OS Northings: 110183

OS Grid: ST349101

Mapcode National: GBR M8.SJMT

Mapcode Global: FRA 46RR.J44

Plus Code: 9C2VV3PF+XR

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 4 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366437

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262131

Location: Chaffcombe, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Town: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Chaffcombe

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Chaffcombe

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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The Old Rectory

- 11*

Detached house.C15 origins, possibly not as a house, adapted Cl6 and C17, with later modifications. Local stone rubble,
with some cob, with bay 3 rendered, all colourwashed; thatched roof with full hips; brick chimney stacks. 'L'- plan: 2
storeys: 5 bays, random fenestration, of which bay 4 would seem to be a later extension. A variety of windows: to bay 1
ovolo-mould timber casements, 4-light below and 3-light above; to bay 2 are early casements of 3 lights with chamfered
mullions; lower bay 3 is blank, but to upper bay 3, and both levels bay 4 are steel casements of 2- and 3-lights. Left
of bay 2 a projecting colourwashed brick porch with thatched roof, having glazed outer doors, but the inner doorway has
a heavy timber frame shouldered at the head, of cl500, with boarded door. Small lean-to extension to rear. Internally
the plan of 2 rooms with cross passage: the south room has a flat-headed moulded surround fireplace against
cross-passage, with associated deep hollow-chamfer beams and staircase on other side of doorway having heavy turned
balusters under heavy rail with ball finial to newel and pendant droll probably all late C16/early C17: north room,
divided from passage by stud and panel screen, has a fireplace with scroll to the bressumer. On first floor a boarded
partition of in-and-out pattern. Of the four roof trusses, two are jointed crucks, one open and one closed, and the
others are either tie-beam trusses or post-and-truss structures, both closed and later modified; one surviving
windbrace; Some wattle-and-daub work-in roof space, and at north end a one-bay-wide smoke bay. Sequence of development
before C17 has been much debated. (VAG Reports, unpublished SRO, August 1973, May 1975, February and October l978).

Listing NGR: ST3499810183

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