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Description: The Glebe House
Date Listed: 5 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 127276
OS Grid Reference: SP1168706695
OS Grid Coordinates: 411687, 206695
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7588, -1.8321
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BIBURY A433, Bibury Village
11/30 The Glebe House
Large detached former vicarage, now house. c1844; later C19
additions. Ashlar limestone; ashlar chimneys; Welsh slate roof.
Two-storey, L-plan; long 2-storey wing on west side with 2-storey
terminal block. Tudor Gothic style. East front: symmetrical with
3-window fenestration, outer in form of 2-storey rectangular
mullioned and transomed bay windows with Tudor arched lights, set
below 2 gables with octagonal finials. Central projecting 2-storey
porch with moulded Tudor archway having hoodmould; mullioned and
transomed casement above. Continuous moulded bands. Carved
quatrefoil panel with shield motif to each gable. South side: 3-
window fenestration, all mullioned and transomed with Tudor arched
lights. Two-storey rectangular bay window to left with gable
above. West side: gable end to right with mullioned and transomed
fenestration; similar stair window below gable to recessed centre.
Left gable has cluster of 3 octagonal moulded chimney shafts; long
wing attached below with 2-light mullioned casements. Two-light
mullioned casements to terminal block and 3 octagonal chimney
shafts to south parapet gabled end.
Interior: stone cantilevered open well staircase in stair hall.
Moulded 4-centred archway divides stair from outer hall. This
large vicarage, probably built by Lord Sherborne, may have been
designed by Anthony Salvin who had been carrying out work at
Sherborne Park since 1841. There are stylistic similarities with
Scotney Castle in Kent, also by Salvin.
(A.R. Jurica, 'Bibury' in V.C.H. Glos, vii, 1981, pp 21-44)
Listing NGR: SP1168506696
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