ST 01 SE
BRIDGE STREET, (west side)
Vicarage. Built 1835 to designs by William Burgess, a significant local architect.
Plastered random rubble sandstone; gable-ended slate roofs. Double-depth, central
hall plan house, principal rooms to either side of entrance, the stairs giving off
the hall to the right and leading to a first floor central landing, which serves the
main bedrooms, each with their adjoining dressing rooms; a rear service wing has
been demolished. Lateral, rear and axial stacks heat ground and first floor rooms,
all with brick shafts. 2 storeys.
Exterior Front: symmetrical, 3 bays, the centre bay projecting as a 2 storey porch,
narrower than the flanking bays. First floor with 2-light casement windows with
transoms, 4-panes per light with margin panes, all under timber hood moulds. Ground
floor: side bays with French windows, otherwise the details as above; central
doorway with depressed ogee arch, also with a wooden hoodmould, double, half-glazed
doors with overlight. The porch has a pretty plaster ribbed vault with the date
(1835), and is lit from the sides by small lancets. Left-hand (garden) elevation:
3 bays, symmetrical, the outer bays separately gabled (each with quatrefoil in gable
wall), 2-light casement windows (as front) to first floor, French window (as front)
to ground; the centre bay very narrow, with single light window to first floor,
French window below, the details in all respects similar to the other windows.
Rear: plain, altered, with a shallow central turret that looks like a later
addition. Right-hand elevation: asymmetrical, with 12-pane hornless sash windows,
and a tall 2-centred-pointed window to stairs, also with a 12-pane hornless sash,
and intersecting glazing bars in head.
Interior: Contemporary fittings intact: dog-leg curved stair with stick balusters,
plaster cornices to main rooms; timber and polished limestone chimneypieces.
Uffculme Vicarage is a good house of its date, and (with the exception of the rear
wing), remarkably intact both internally and externally, it is probably the least
altered of this architect's domestic works.
Listing NGR: ST0680412651