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Description: The Old Vicarage
Date Listed: 16 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 110842
OS Grid Reference: NZ2257515209
OS Grid Coordinates: 422575, 515209
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5317, -1.6527
NZ 2215 HIGH CONISCLIFFE THE GREEN
(South side, off)
18/120 No. 48
(The Old Vicarage)
Former Vicarage now private house. Circa 1860 with probably C18 wing at right.
Snecked sandstone, Welsh slate roofs and stone chimney stacks. Earlier wing
coursed rubble. Double-range main block under 2-span roof with cross-gabled
wing on right and earlier wing on far right. Entrance on left return.
Principal front rises sheer from quarry face. 2 storeys; 2:1:2 bays. Mullioned-
and-transomed windows. 2-bay main block: 2-storey canted bay at left has cross
windows and steeply-pitched semi-octagonal roof; 3-light window to right with
cross window above; steeply-pitched main roof has overhanging verges with plain
bargeboards; left end stack with offsets. Cross-gabled, set-back wing has
large pointed 3-light stair window and steeply-pitched roof with overhanging
verges and bargeboards. 2-bay wing on far right, reduced to single storey, has
replaced sashes and a flat roof.
Twin-gabled left return. 2 storeys, rear range slighlty lower and narrower.
Partly-glazed door-in moulded 4-centred doorway at junction. 2 cross windows
on rear range. Carved stone shield, with 4 lions rampant and motto NISI DOMINUS,
and small pointed 2-light attic window on front range.
House has very dramatic setting and considerable landscape value.
Listing NGR: NZ2257515209
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Source: English Heritage
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