Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1078028

Date first listed: 21-Sep-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 29-May-1986



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County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum (District Authority)

Parish: Tring

National Grid Reference: SP 92423 11567


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TRING CHURCH YARD SP 9211 (North side) 11/54 Sutton Court 21.9.51 (formerly listed as The Vicarage in Bishopsgate) GV II Clergy house, now offices. 1825 for Rev. Charles Lacy, incumbent 1819-39, and Dean and Chapter of Christ Church Oxford (rectors). Decorative chimneys said to have been specially designed for Lacy (Pevsner) who it is said also designed the elaborate gatehouse (q.v.) and had it built at his own expense (Richards). 2 matching parallel gabled W wings added 1873 in place of 1½ storeys projecting W range shown on Buckler dwgs of 1829 and 1832 (HRO), but retaining 2-shaft W chimney and adding 2 more shafts, porch heightened and extended to W for new staircase, and ground floor bay added below oriel on S end of E wing. Reduced by W end range and converted to offices 1971-5 with long extension along W side of forecourt not of special interest. Plum brick with stone dressings and steep red tiled roofs. A picturesque gabled Tudor style house of 2 storeys and cellar facing S, with a forecourt, behind the church. 3 parallel-roofed ranges in-line at N but each projecting at S front some way beyond the range on its E side. Front part of middle range is occupied by a stone floored entrance hall and staircase and in front there is a crenellated porch with octagonal brick corner turrets, 4-centred stone arched doorway with quatrefoil tracery in spandrels under moulded label with 2-light window to LH with quatrefoil headed lights to foot of stair. Plaque over door with cardinals hat (from arms of Christ Church). Half-glazed double doors. Steeply pointed gable parapet to middle range with coping following slope, blank sunk stone panel in gable, and 2 2-light windows with labels on 1st floor. Large upper floor chimney corbelled out from E sidewall with 2 fine spiral and reticulated moulded brick shafts with moulded bases and spurred caps. E range set back has half-octagonal stone crenellated oriel window to 1st floor with later canted stone bay window inserted below. Large canted stone bay window on E sidewall of tall reticulated terra cotta chimney. Tall 3-shaft elevations chimney projects at rear of E range. W range has a flatter pitch to gable parapet, large 3-light mullion stone window with label over a similar 4-light window on ground floor, and 4-shaft decorative chimney on W sidewall. The rear 2 shafts appear to be original. The principal rooms are on the ground floor, with plaster cornices and panelled woodwork. Cast iron balustrade to stair which starts under a half-arch with foliate capital as impost. 2 stained glass windows to stair with arms of Oxford University and Christ Church. (Pevsner(1977)368:Richards(1974)38: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: SP9242311567


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Legacy System number: 355691

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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 368
Richards, S, History of Tring Buckinghamshire, (1974), 38

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