VICARS COURT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1388684
Date first listed:
08-Oct-1953
Statutory Address:
VICARS COURT, 1, 2 AND 2A, MINSTER YARD

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Location

Statutory Address:
VICARS COURT, 1, 2 AND 2A, MINSTER YARD

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

County:
Lincolnshire
District:
Lincoln (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 97873 71703

Details

LINCOLN

SK9771NE MINSTER YARD 1941-1/9/240 (South side) 08/10/53 Vicars' Court, Nos.1, 2 and 2A

GV I

Former lodgings of the Vicars Choral, now 3 houses. Mid and late C14, reroofed c1670, with C18, mid C19 and C20 alterations. Ashlar and dressed stone, with ashlar dressings and plain tile roofs. EXTERIOR: stepped, chamfered string course. 2 storeys plus attics. Single range in blocks of 4 and 6 bays, with a single bay addition, C19, at the south end. Fenestration mainly C19. Northern block, to left, has a near-central doorway, C14, with hoodmould and mask stops, flanked to left by a four-centred arched window also with hoodmould. Beyond, a small pointed arched casement. To right, 2 flat headed mullioned windows with hoodmoulds. Above, to left, 2 segmental pointed casements, and to right, 2 flat headed mullioned windows, all with hoodmoulds. Above again, 2 restored gabled dormers. Southern range has a central flat headed doorway with keystone, and above it, a shield. To its left, a glazing bar sash, and beyond, a plain sash. To right, a flat headed window with 3 pointed arched lights, and a moulded doorway, both C19, with hoodmoulds. Beyond again, a single gabled buttress. Above, 6 renewed glazing bar casements. Above again, a large gabled dormer to left, and 2 smaller dormers to right. Addition, C19, has two 2-light windows with flat heads, pointed arched lights and hoodmoulds. Above, a central canted wooden oriel window on a shaped bracket. Rear has 4 brick and stone external buttressed stacks, and a garderobe tower with late C19 hipped oversailing top stage. INTERIOR has several intact garderobes, mainly on the ground floor. At the north end, a ground floor medieval ceiling with transverse chamfered beams on double corbels. The lobby between 2A and 2 retains its stone side walls. Roofs renewed c1670. This building is a noteworthy early example of collegiate lodgings. (Buildings of England : Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 489-491; Jones S: The Survey of Ancient Houses in Lincoln: Lincoln: 1987-: 40-62; Report and overall assessment of listable quality: Hewlings R: Secular properties..... in Lincoln Minster Close: London: 1987-).





Listing NGR: SK9787371703

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
486145
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hewlings, R, Secular properties in Lincoln Minster Close, (1987)
Jones, , Major, , Varley, , The Survey of Ancient Houses in Lincoln (2nd fascicule), (1987), 40-62
Pevsner, N, Harris, J, Antram, N, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1989), 489-491

Legal

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

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Date: 23 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/11962/09
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