VICARS COURT AND PRIESTS VICARS HOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1388685
Date first listed:
08-Oct-1953
Statutory Address:
VICARS COURT AND PRIESTS VICARS HOUSES, 3 AND 3A, MINSTER YARD

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Location

Statutory Address:
VICARS COURT AND PRIESTS VICARS HOUSES, 3 AND 3A, 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 97846 71675

Details

LINCOLN

SK9771NE MINSTER YARD 1941-1/9/241 (South side) 08/10/53 Vicars' Court, Nos.3 and 3A, Priests' Vicars Houses

GV I

Former priests' vicars lodgings, now 2 houses. Begun late C13 by Bishop Sutton and completed c1309. Altered C15. Reroofed and altered late C17, further altered late C17, C18 and C19. Dressed stone with pantile roof and 2 gable stacks. Chamfered string course and 7 corbels to north front. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 6 bays. North front has an off-centre wooden doorcase with overlight, late C18, and to its right, a simpler doorcase, late C20. Irregular fenestration, much restored, with two 2-light pointed arched windows on each floor, and an additional single lancet above. Rear elevation has double chamfered plinth and coped parapet. 2 square garderobe shafts, 3 storeys, with parapets and arched openings, now mostly blocked, in their bases. Between them, a buttress, 2 setoffs, flanked by single buttress stacks. At the east end, a buttress stack and another plain buttress. Fenestration includes 3 arched openings with hoodmoulds, reglazed C19, and to right, flat headed windows, C15, with 3 and 4 lights and hoodmoulds. Above, six 2-light pointed arched windows with hoodmoulds, mostly reglazed, 4 of them with tracery. Return angle to north, forming part of the west range, has to left a renewed 2-light pointed arched window and doorway with hoodmoulds, and to right, a blocked doorway, C14. Above, a restored 2-light pointed arched window, C14. To left, 2 pointed arched loops one above another, the upper one blocked. INTERIOR has a central stone spiral staircase with a round newel below and a chamfered newel above, with chamfered arched doorways. First floor has 2 window seats and fragments of C14 window glass. On the south side, 2 concealed original fireplaces. At the west end, a panelled room, c1670. Remains of original arch braced roof with faceted corbels. This building is the earliest known example of a range of lodgings served by a common stair, in the manner of a University college. (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: SK9784671675

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
486146
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: 05 Nov 2004
Reference: IOE01/11962/23
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