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Description: The Vicarage (55 Metres to West of Church)
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 159507
OS Grid Reference: TL3075627151
OS Grid Coordinates: 530756, 227151
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9275, -0.0998
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TL 3027 ARDELEY ARDELEY
9/14 The Vicarage
(55m to W of church)
Vicarage. 1685 for vicar Robert Strut 'who built a fair Pile of
Brick for a Vicarage-house at his charge' (Chauncy (1700) 64a).
Altered C18. Extended to W c1824 for vicar E G Marsh with
service wing extended to S. Later alterations 1843-85 largely
removed in C20. Red brick with main range plastered and lined as
ashlar. Steep roofs now slated. S service wing hipped. A 2-
storeys, attics and cellar T-plan house facing N. Oldfield dwg
c1800 (HRO) shows a 2-cell central entrance passage house 5 sash
windows wide with rear-lateral chimney to E part and gable
chimney W part. There was a C17 gabled stair tower central at
rear (S) and an C18 2-storeys service wing projecting to SW. The
main range was extended 2 windows in length to W in C19, the
large polygonal bay windows added to E and W gables, and a new
small entrance wing at the SE corner next the stair tower, with
new front door. The front has 7 recessed sash windows to each
floor with 6/6 panes. Attics lit by gable windows. Interior has
a good closed-string late C17 staircase with heavy moulded
balusters and pendants to newels, rising to attic storey. Carved
wooden fireplace said to be of C17 and restored in 1933. (RCHM
(1911) 36: VCH (1912) 194: RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL3075627151
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Source: English Heritage
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