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The Old Vicarage, Letchworth Garden City

Description: The Old Vicarage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 161932

OS Grid Reference: TL2247630712
OS Grid Coordinates: 522476, 230712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9614, -0.2189

Location: Willian Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG6 2AB

Locality: Letchworth Garden City
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG6 2AB

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Listing Text

(south side)
The Old Vicarage
TL 23 SW 1/20 27.5.54
Probably earlier C16, altered. Originally 3-bay, lobby entrance house type.
East (chamber) bay retains internal remains of windows to former east gable
and fireplaces on ground and first floors. Lobby entrance with opposing
staircase, whose reconstruction circa 1925 probably involved the removal
of the original hall fireplace. The hall bay was probably altered front
and rear during the C18. The western bay was rebuilt circa 1925 and the
house refenestrated at the same time. A modern kitchen wing has been added
at the east end. Two storeys. Three window front with one window projecting
wings at either end. Timber-framed with panel infill. The former C16 entrance
bay still retains its first floor jetty at side and rear. Thatch roof,
gabled at west end bay and hipped at east end bay. Moulded brick, modern
stacks. Lobby entrance with blocked, 4 centred arched window with 2 lights
at first floor. Internal, former gable windows of east bay mullioned with
ovolo mouldings and stay bars. Two, three and four light casement windows
of circa 1925 with leaded lights. C18 architraved doorway with dentil cornice
and panelled door. Interior with chamfered ceiling beams with tongue stops.
Brick fireplaces; ground floor with C17 segmental brick arch replacing former
lintel; first floor with original; chamfered 4 centred brick arch. (VCH
III p 177; RCHM Herts p 243.)

Listing NGR: TL2247630712

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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