© Mr Terence Harper
THE RECTORY, HIGHER TOWN (south side)
SAMPFORD PEVERELL, MID DEVON, DEVON
Mr Terence Harper
06 August 2003
17 March 1988
Date of last amendment:
17 March 1988
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SAMPFORD PEVERELL HIGHER TOWN (south side)
ST 01 SW
8/148 The Rectory
Former rectory. 1836, built at the expense of the Grand Western Canal Company in
compensation for cutting through the grounds and demolishing the south wing of the
Old Rectory (q.v.). The architect was R Cornish. Plastered stone rubble; stone
rubble stacks with brick chimneyshafts; red tile roof, possibly slate originally.
Plan: Double depth house facing north-west. There are 2 front and 2 back rooms.
The front 2 are separated by the entrance hall and the right (north-east) 2 rooms
are separated by the staircase. The principal rooms are those on the garden (south-
west) front. The rooms are heated by an irregular series of axial and lateral
stacks. House is 2 storeys. Tudor Gothic style.
Exterior: the entrance (north-west) front has a symmetrical 3-window front arranged
around the central doorway which is behind a flat roofed porch with an outer Tudor
arch containing a plank door with fanlight. Porch has moulded Beerstone parapet
with a shield over the outer arch. There are flanking French windows in the same
style as the first floor timber mullion-and-transom windows. They have glazing bars
which are articulated as Tudor arch heads to each light. Also they have Beerstone
hoodmoulds. The roof is hipped each end. The garden (south-east) side has a
symmetrical 3-window front of similar windows. Here the outer bays break forward a
Interior: not inspected although it is thought to contain original joinery and other
Source: Church Guide and Devon C19 Church Project.