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OLD VICARAGE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: OLD VICARAGE

List entry Number: 1127790

Location

OLD VICARAGE, 61, MILL WAY

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Grantchester

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Aug-1962

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 51733

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TL 4355 GRANTCHESTER MILL WAY (East Side) 14/116 No. 61 (Old 31. 8.62 Vicarage) GV II

House. c.1684 and mid C20 restorations. Brick ground floor, timber-framed first floor, part replaced by brick, and original brick end walls. Painted. Tiled roofs. Original end stacks of red brick, each with rebuilt upper courses, a moulded brick cornice. The centre shaft is flanked by two diagonally set shafts. Original plan of two principal rooms with single storey kitchen to south end. Kitchen end altered C20 and now forms a crosswing. Two storeys and attic with brick band between storeys. Front wall had framing at first floor, replaced by brick probably in C19, and original late C17 brick to ground floor. Two dormers. Two recessed twelve- pane hung sashes at first floor. Original doorway probably to centre room, now blocked, and one canted bay and twelve-pane hung sash. Present doorway is to lobby entry. Early C19 flush panel door. Rear elevation has timber framing, roughcast rendered at first floor. Three casements, with some original fastenings and ironwork. The brick band is carried over an original window opening now with a C19 canted bay. The kitchen wing was originally of one storey and the roof was raised and first floor added in C20. In the garden is a sundial made up from carved medieval ecclesiastical limestone, probably Barnack and possibly originally part of a pinnacle. The upper part of the sundial is in the form of an open book and is of Ketton stone. Interior: Two original clunch fireplace surrounds at first floor, and another one of brick in an attic. There are abutting hearths to one ground floor room and the kitchen. The upper flights of both principal and service staircases are original. This is the Old Vicarage referred to by Rupert Brooke in his poetry. He moved there in 1910. R.C.H.M West Cambs., mon.(4) Rupert Brooke 1887-1915: Pamphlet Christopher Hassall: Rupert Brooke - A Biography (Faber and Faber) Sir Geoffrey Keynes (ed.): Letters of Rupert Brooke E Willmer: Old Grantchester

Listing NGR: TL4349455219

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hassall, C, Rupert Brooke A Biography
Keynes, G, Letters of Rupert Brooke
Willmer, E, Old Granchester
Other
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire West, (1968)

National Grid Reference: TL 43494 55219

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