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HER Number:MDV35543
Name:The Old Rectory, Clannaborough

Summary

An ealy 19th century rectory built of cob and stone under a thatch roof. It was badly damaged by fire in December 2017 and also suffered subsequent storm damage. The remains of the building have now been partially demolished in order to stabilise it.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 750 025
Map Sheet:SS70SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClannaborough
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLANNABOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70SE/32
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VICARAGE (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Rectory depicted, comprising the main house with a garden on the south side and outbuildings of the south-west corner and to the north-west on the other side of the lane.


Department of Environment, 1986, Clannaborough, 33 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360802.

The Old Rectory. House, former rectory. Early C19, possibly earlier core. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof. Irregular plan.3-room main block facing south with roughly central cross passage to stairs. Lobby room and room with rear lateral stack to right end room. Rooms to left have axial stacks and, at left end, is a fourth room under lower roof. To rear are service rooms under parallel roofs at right angles.2 storeys. Regular but not symmetrical 4-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. At right end and left of doorway are full height bay windows with canted sides and hipped roofs. The first floor windows alternating with bays have gabled thatch roofs over. A fifth window in left extension is a C19 2-light casement which includes rectangular panes of leaded glass. The bay windows have front french windows. C19 6-panel door with contemporary flat-roofed porch supported on clusters of slender circular-section posts with plain caps and the roof with moulded entablature. The main roof is gable-ended. Rear blocks have C20 casements with glazing bars and roofs half-hipped. Interior: no exposed beams and mostly C19 joinery. Roof not inspected


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1325650 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The Old Rectory. House, former rectory. Early C19, possibly earlier core. Plastered cob on rubble footings; stone rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof. Irregular plan. 3-room main block facing south with roughly central cross passage to stairs. Lobby room and room with rear lateral stack to right end room. Rooms to left have axial stacks and, at left end, is a fourth room under lower roof. To rear are service rooms under parallel roofs at right angles. 2 storeys. Regular but not symmetrical 4-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. At right end and left of doorway are full height bay windows with canted sides and hipped roofs. The first floor windows alternating with bays have gabled thatch roofs over. A fifth window in left extension is a C19 2-light casement which includes rectangular panes of leaded glass. The bay windows have front French windows. C19 6-panel door with contemporary flat-roofed porch supported on clusters of slender circular-section posts with plain caps and the roof with moulded entablature. The main roof is gable-ended. Rear blocks have C20 casements with glazing bars and roofs half-hipped. Interior : no exposed beams and mostly C19 joinery. Roof not inspected.
Date first listed: 20th November 1986


Historic England, 2018, Old Rectory, Clannaborough, Bow. Crediton. (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360918.

Historic England have taken into account all the representations made, and completed their assessment of the building. Having considered their recommendation, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided to remove The Old Rectory from the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
Historic England had been asked to consider The Old Rectory at Clannaborough for de-listing. The house was severely damaged by a fire on 11 November 2017, and further structural collapse occurred later that month as the result of a storm.
Sections of unstable masonry were demolished following the fire in November 2017 with the agreement of the local authority, and further controlled demolition was carried out to stabilise the remaining structure after strong winds caused additional damage later that month. There is a degree of urgency in determining this de-listing assessment as the owners are in temporary accommodation. The stables and a cartshed to the east of the house are each separately listed at Grade II and are not included in this assessment.
After considering the available records, and carefully considering the special architectural and historic interest of this case, the criteria for listing are no longer fulfilled. The Old Rectory has lost the majority of its historic fabric and special interest, and therefore warrants removal from the List.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION
The Old Rectory, which dates from the early 19th century or possibly earlier and which suffered substantial fire and storm damage in 2017, is recommended for de-listing for the following principal reasons:
Lack of architectural interest:
The special interest and character of the building has been severely compromised by the extensive loss of historic fabric; the internal spatial arrangement and historic features and surfaces have been lost.
Group value:
The building’s historic relationship with the cartshed and stables is not sufficient grounds to retain the
house on the List.


Historic England, 2018, The Old Rectory, Bow, Clannaborough, Crediton (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360812.

Notification that Historic England is considering the rectory for delisting following a fire in 2017 and subsequent structural collapse after a storm. They have completed an assessment of the building upon which they will base their recommendation.
History
The Old Rectory is situated within the small parish of Clannaborough, some 350m north-east of the Church of St Petroc (Grade II*). The current List entry for the house which is listed at Grade II describes the building as dating form the early C19 with possible earlier origins. It is depicted, along with a number of outbuildings including stables (Grade II) and a cartshed (Grade II), on the Tithe Map of 1839. At this time it was occupied by the Reverend Henry Hughes.
A catastrophic fire in November 2017 resulted in the collapse of significant elements of the building, including the central stack, roof structure and first-floor level. Storm damage later that month led to further structural damage. Controlled demolition has been carried out to stabilise the ruins.
Details
The remains of a former early-C19 or possibly earlier house. The house consisted of a two-storey, rectangular building constructed of plastered cob, set on rubble footings, under a thatched roof. Only the east gable wall and north-west corner of the building survive above ground-floor level (January 2018). Debris throughout the internal footprint.
As well as the former cartshed (Grade II) and stables (Grade II) to the north-east of the house, there is a further group of outbuildings to the west which have been constructed at various times since the early C19. They are constructed from a range of materials including cob, stone and timber under various roof coverings including slate and corrugated sheeting.


Historic England, 2018, The Old Rectory, Clannaborough (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360801.

Notification that Historic England has received an application to remove the building from the List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88673 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1325650.
SDV360801List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2018. The Old Rectory, Clannaborough. Notification of Application for Removal from List. Digital.
SDV360802List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Clannaborough. Historic Houses Register. Hard copy. 33.
SDV360812List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2018. The Old Rectory, Bow, Clannaborough, Crediton. Notification of Completion of Assessment. Digital.
SDV360918List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2018. Old Rectory, Clannaborough, Bow. Crediton.. Removal of Building from the List. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 11 2018 10:27AM