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HER Number:MDV40269
Name:The Rectory, Cross Street, Moretonhampstead

Summary

Early 19th century rectory. Roughcast construction, probably granite rubble with low pitched two-span slate hipped roof with lead rolls to the hips. The exterior of the house is almost entirely intact. It is set well back from the road behind a railed forecourt and this feature is an important element in Cross Street. The internal plan is also interesting having 4 principal rooms with the service rooms at the side, which allows clear access to the garden from the main house.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 754 860
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/280
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85052

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1850 AD (Between))
  • VICARAGE (Altered, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


Department of Environment, 1987, Moretonhampstead, 79 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337636.

The rectory including forecourt area railings and gates, cross street (south side).
Rectory. Early c19. Roughcast, probably granite rubble. Low pitched 2-span slate hipped roof with lead rolls to the hips.2 rendered chimney stacks over each side wall.
Square double-depth plan with 4 principal rooms, 2 on either side of central entrance hall passage which widens at rear to form a stair well with a rear doorway to the garden. The kitchen and service rooms are in a large 2-storey leanto outshut on the right, the full depth of the house. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 bays. Large early c19 12-pane sashes. Centre first floor window is same height but narrower with 8-pane casement. Central tuscan porch with columns and pilasters supporting an entablature; round-headed doorway with moulded panel reveals, semi-circular fanlight with radiating glazing bars and original moulded 6-panel door, bottom panels flush. Plain corner pilasters. To right side is the leanto kitchen range; to the left a short flanking wall with gateway to garden at rear. Rear elevation: 3-window range, large 12-pane sash windows, centre first floor narrower 8-pane stair window, and central doorway ground floor right bow window with sashes, and left a c20 french window.
Including front forecourt over railings; cast iron baluster stanchions with own finials, drape moulded finials to shafts set in granite plinth. Similar pedestrian gate either end with granite monolith gate-piers with pyramid-shaped tops, and the wide double gates at centre are a c20 alteration made from the original railings. The forecourt is paved in pitched cobbles in a radial pattern.
Interior: open-well staircase at back of hall with stick balusters, thin column newel, moulded handrail and an open string with a reeded band. Archway at end of hall passage to stair well with panelled responds. Left-hand front and rear rooms each have simple marble chimneypieces with console brackets, and panelled folding doors between the 2 rooms. The right-hand rooms have been altered and a partition inserted into front right-hand room. Internal inspection only brief and first floor not inspected. The exterior of the house is almost entirely intact. It is set well back from the road behind a railed forecourt and this feature is an important element in cross street. The internal plan is also interesting having 4 principal rooms with the service rooms at the side, which allows clear access to the garden from the main house.


Simkins, M. A. + Simkins, R. J. J., 1991, Lord Hambledon and Moretonhampstead, 177 (Article in Serial). SDV347370.

34 Cross Street became the rectory in 1927 owing to the expensive upkeep of the previous rectory, Mardon (sx78ne/317). In 1988 it, in turn, was given up in favour of a smaller rectory.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

MORETONHAMPSTEAD CROSS STREET (south side), SX 7586 Moretonhampstead 8/117 The Rectory including forecourt - area railings and gates GV II
Rectory. Early C19. Roughcast, probably granite rubble. Low pitched 2-span slate hipped roof with lead rolls to the hips. 2 rendered chimney stacks over each side wall.
Square double-depth plan with 4 principal rooms, 2 on either side of central entrance hall passage which widens at rear to form a stair well with a rear doorway to the garden. The kitchen and service rooms are in a large 2-storey leanto outshut on the right, the full depth of the house. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 bays. Large early C19 12-pane sashes. Centre first floor window is same height but narrower with 8-pane casement. Central Tuscan porch with columns and pilasters supporting an entablature; round-headed doorway with moulded panel reveals, semi-circular fanlight with radiating glazing bars and original moulded 6-panel door, bottom panels flush. Plain corner pilasters. To right side is the leanto kitchen range; to the left a short flanking wall with gateway to garden at rear. Rear elevation: 3-window range, large 12-pane sash windows, centre first floor narrower 8-pane stair window, and central doorway ground floor right bow window with sashes, and left a C20 French window.
Including front forecourt over railings; cast iron baluster stanchions with own finials, drapw moulded finials to shafts set in granite plinth. Similar pedestrian gate either end with granite monolith gate-piers with pyramid-shaped tops, and the wide double gates at centre are a C20 alteration made from the original railings. The forecourt is paved in pitched cobbles in a radial pattern. Interior: open-well staircase at back of hall with stick balusters, thin column newel, moulded handrail and an open string with a reeded band.
Archway at end of hall passage to stair well with panelled responds. Left-hand front and rear rooms each have simple marble chimneypieces with console brackets, and panelled folding doors between the 2 rooms. The right-hand rooms have been altered and a partition inserted into front right-hand room. Internal inspection only brief and first floor not inspected.
The exterior of the house is almost entirely intact. It is set well back from the road behind a railed forecourt and this feature is an important element in Cross Street. The internal plan is also interesting having 4 principal rooms with the service rooms at the side, which allows clear access to the garden from the main house.
Listing NGR: SX7549886017

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337636List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Moretonhampstead. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 79.
SDV347370Article in Serial: Simkins, M. A. + Simkins, R. J. J.. 1991. Lord Hambledon and Moretonhampstead. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 123. Unknown. 177.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90683 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV115323Related to: 38-40 Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV40265Related to: Cross Chapel, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV40267Related to: Cross Tree Cottage, Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV40268Related to: Former Coach House, Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV40270Related to: Mearsdon Manor, Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV17592Related to: Rectory and then Inn, Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV8283Related to: St. Andrew's Parish Church, Moretonhampstead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 21 2018 12:23PM