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HER Number:MDV53187
Name:The Old Rectory, Gidleigh


Built between 1896-1897, to provide suitable accommodation for Gidleigh's rectors. Functioned as a rectory until the 1970s, when it was sold as a private dwelling. Stable block directly to the north of the house is contemporary, while the northern building is late 20th century.


Grid Reference:SX 669 884
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/243

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VICARAGE (XIX to XX - 1889 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Rectory' is depicted on the early 20th century Ordnance Survey historic map.

Grumley-Grennan, T. + Hardy, M., 2000, Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present, 54-56 (Monograph). SDV359347.

The Old Rectory was built between 1896-1897, when the Church of England decided a larger and more up-to-date residence was needed for the rectors of Gidleigh. House is faced with granite, which may have come from disused farm buildings at the Barton, and the upper floor is mock Tudor style. The tin shed in the garden was used for parish meetings before 1928. Residence of the Gidleigh rectors until the 1970s, when the house was sold and became a private dwelling.

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

'The Old Rectory' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359347Monograph: Grumley-Grennan, T. + Hardy, M.. 2000. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Hardback Volume. 54-56.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94576 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV113181Related to: Gidleigh Barton Farm (Monument)
MDV107208Related to: Glebe farm, Gidleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2016 11:30AM