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Description: The Old Vicarage
Date Listed: 27 July 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 158777
OS Grid Reference: TQ0602794381
OS Grid Coordinates: 506027, 194381
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6383, -0.4693
TQ 0694 SW RICKMANSWORTH CHURCH STREET
13/134 No. 10
(The Old Vicarage) (Formerly listed
as The Vicarage)
House, now part offices. C15 cross wing, hall rebuilt in early C18, with
C18, early to mid C19 and later extensions. Timber framed wing, rendered.
Extended in brick, whitewashed. Tile and slate roofs. Cross wing only
survives so original plan obscure. 2 storeys and attics. Entrance front:
gable to right over cross wing. Ground floor: plank and muntin door with
arched head on left with C19 rectangular bay to right with brick and
ashlar base incorporating C15 trefoiled, intersecting blind arcade, 10
light timber mullion and transom casement with moulded surround. Jettied
first floor with moulded bressumer. First floor 10 light oriel on
brackets. 2 light Gothick window to left, leaded panes. 2 light window
in gable, exposed purlins and plates. To left of cross wing is renewed
hall range with a taller ridge. Roof swept down over 2 bays of 1 storey
continuous outshut. Dentilled eaves and stack to front. A small gabled
projection from left return of cross wing over hall. Left end to road
has large gable with horizontal sliding sashes. 2 storey C19 block and 1
storey C20 addition. To right of cross wing and projecting forward is 2
storey early to mid C19 block. Re-entrant angle has 2 light Gothick
windows, leaded panes. Ground floor segmental headed window with hood
mould. To front ground floor cast-iron verandah with slim colonnettes
and arched braces. Stack to front. Right return or garden front. 3 bays.
Ground floor French windows and continuous verandah. First floor sash to
left and two 2 light casements, all openings have moulded architraves.
Boxed eaves. 2 separate hipped roofs. Main stack is on right side of C15
wing where it joins C19 addition. To rear: 1 bay with verandah on C19
block. C15 wing projects forward with ground floor Gothick windows in a
canted bay. First floor 2 light casement and Gothick attic light. An C18
2 storey block projects to rear to right of C15 wing. Ground floor
French windows. First floor 2 light casement and horizontal sliding
sash. Hipped roof. Interior: hollow chamfered ground floor binding beam,
arch braced clasped purlin roof, curved windbraces. (RCHM Typescript:
VCH 1908: Pevsner 1977).
Listing NGR: TQ0602794381
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Source: English Heritage
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