Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1054571

Date first listed: 02-Jan-1985

Statutory Address: THE VICARAGE


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Statutory Address: THE VICARAGE

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bishop's Castle

National Grid Reference: SO3227388394



12/3 The Vicarage -


Vicarage. Late-C17 with early-C19 remodelling and late-C19 additions. Painted brick with rendered plinth, and plain tile roof with partial catslide over outshut to rear at right. 2 storeys and attic. Plinth, toothed-brick string course, 3 segmental-headed eaves dormers with 2-light casements, and truncated external end stack to left. 7 bays; 16-pane glazing bar sashes, third and fifth on first floor and second, third and fifth on ground floor blocked. 2 late-C19 inserted windows flanking central door with 6 raised and fielded panels and porch with pilasters and hexagonal columns supporting frieze and cornice. Late- Cl9 wing to left at rear, and 3 gabled eaves dormers to right at rear. Interior: late-C17 staircase; rising 2 floors, square well with 3 flights to each floor with landings; moulded closed string, pierced double lyre-shaped splat balusters, deeply moulded grip rail, and square newel posts, that at foot with faceted rectangular panels and bulbous finial; panelled soffit on ground floor with probably introduced carved panel depicting owl and grotesque figure with forked tongue; probably C19 shaped pierced frieze on ground floor with bulbous pendants. The carved staircase panel could be the crest of Walter Waring of Owlbury (q.v. Lydham C.P.) which Cranage states was removed from the church in 1860 (q.v. Cranage, Part 5, p.380). Included because of staircase (c.f. No.23, Welsh Street).

Listing NGR: SO3227388394


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 256908

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 380

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