VICARS PELE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1044750

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1969

Statutory Address: VICARS PELE, MARKET PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address: VICARS PELE, MARKET PLACE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Corbridge

National Grid Reference: NY 98850 64408

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CORBRIDGE MARKET PLACE NY 9864 (North side)

21/173 Vicar's Pele 15.4.69 GV I

Towerhouse vicarage, c.1400 except for gabled roof of 1910. Large squared stones, mostly re-used Roman material; stone slate roof. Pointed-arched doorway on east has old door of oak boards bolted into iron grille. Scattered fenestration, small chamfered loops except for larger trefoil-arched lights to north and south at 1st floor level. Hollow chamfered cornice below crenellated parapet (largely fallen except on south); remains of corbelled-out square angle bartizans. Several C18 headstones affixed to north and west walls, including stone to John Robson d. 1753; semicircular pedimented top enclosing cherub above line of key ornament.

Interior: drawbar tunnel in inner jambs of entrance; similar arch from entrance lobby into barrel-vaulted basement. Mural stair to lobby with shelf and sink. 1st floor has window seats on north and south, fireplace with moulded surround on north and 2 wall cupboards on west. Further mural stair to 2nd floor (floor timbers missing) which has mural bookrest recess adjacent to window of north- west corner.

The tower now houses a collection of medieval and earlier carved stones; in addition a number of medieval cross slabs have been re-used in the fabric, mostly as lintels over windows and the mural stairs.

The best preserved vicar's pele in the county; in use as the vicarage until the early C17.

Northumberland County History X (1910) 209-215

Listing NGR: NY9885064408

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 239934

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Craster, H H E, 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parish of Corbridge, , Vol. 10, (1914), 209-215

End of official listing