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Description: The Vicarage
Date Listed: 16 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 164877
OS Grid Reference: SE6104719212
OS Grid Coordinates: 461047, 419212
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6658, -1.0775
POLLINGTON BALNE MOOR ROAD
SE 61 NW
8/20 The Vicarage
Vicarage. 1853-54 by William Butterfield for William Henry Dawnay, seventh
Viscount Downe. Built by Charles Ward of Lincoln. Red brick in English
bond; C20 rendering to south front and tops of stacks. Plain tile roof.
Double-depth plan, with twin east-west range, south range with 2 rooms,
entrance-lobby and stairhall; 3-room north range with rear outshut; walled
courtyard with carriage-house adjoining to north. Principal south garden
front: 2 storeys, 3 irregular bays. Central 3-light window with central
glazed door and sidelights with glazing bars. 3-light window to left with
C20 glazing in original opening. Projecting bay to right has 5-light window
with C20 glazing in original opening beneath cogged brick band. Central
first-floor 3-light stair window. All windows beneath brick soldier arches.
Steeply-pitched double-span roof. 3 buttressed stacks with cornices and
gabled coping. West entrance front has twin single-bay gabled ranges, that
to right set back, with entrance in angle: 2-fold board door with strap
hinges beneath 3-pane overlight in chamfered wooden reveal beneath brick
soldier arch; first-floor cross-mullioned window. Section to left has 4-
light mullioned ground-floor window and cross-mullioned first-floor window.
All windows to west front are original, with chamfered wooden mullions,
brick soldier arches and pointed relieving arches. East elevation: 2-light
ground-floor window with plate glass sashes, two 3-light first-floor windows
with C20 glazing in original openings with soldier and relieving arches.
Original door, sashes and cross-mullioned windows with glazing bars to north
side, those to first floor beneath raised eaves. Some rainwater heads bear
Downe monogram and coronet. Coach-house: carriage entrance to south with 2-
fold board door beneath lintel, flanked by single board doors, that to left
with 3-pane overlight; C20 garage door to left gable end with pointed 2-fold
loft door above; steeply-pitched roof. Adjoining brick-coped courtyard wall
has pair of timber gates between coach-house and house. Interior of house
contains original dog-leg staircase, wooden chimney-pieces to main east
rooms with trefoiled brackets to mantelshelves, panelled doors in
architraves, and panelled dado throughout ground floor. Contemporary with
neighbouring church and school (qv), and with similar groups at nearby
Hensall (North Yorkshire) and Cowick (qv). Pollington Vicarage is reputed
to have influenced Philip Webb when designing The Red House at Bexleyheath.
P Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971. J Killen, A Short History of Cowick
Hall, 1967, p 27-29. R Dixon and S Muthesius, Victorian Architecture, 1978,
p 49 and p 208. Photographs in NMR.
Listing NGR: SE6104719212
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