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The Old Vicarage, Snaith and Cowick

Description: The Old Vicarage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 164950

OS Grid Reference: SE6606721560
OS Grid Coordinates: 466067, 421560
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6863, -1.0011

Location: 8 A1041, Snaith, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 9DG

Locality: Snaith and Cowick
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN14 9DG

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Listing Text

SE 62 SE
(south side)
East Cowick
3/89 The Old Vicarage
Vicarage, now offices. 1853-54 by William Butterfield for Willim Henry
Dawnay, seventh Viscount Downe. Built by Charles Ward of Lincoln. C20
entrance porch and alterations. Red brick in English bond. Welsh slate
roof. Rectangular on plan: double-depth, with 2-room central entrance-hall
north front and 2-room principal south garden front. South front: 2
storeys, 3 irregular bays, with projecting full-height gabled bay to left
and projecting gabled wing to right. Tall central 6-pane square-headed
stair window with C20 glazing. Wing to right has ground-floor canted bay
window with hollow-chamfered timber mullions, 3-light sash to front, and
single-light sashes with glazing bars to sides beneath projecting pointed
arches supporting hipped roof; pointed 3-light first-floor window with brick
header arch and C20 glazing. Left bay has square ground-floor bay window
with central glazed door flanked by 12-pane sashes in architraves beneath
timber lintel, 6-pane sashes to side, moulded wooden cornice and hipped
roof; 3-light first-floor window with C20 glazing in original opening
beneath soldier arch. Rainwater head to centre bears Downe monogram and
coronet. Steeply pitched roof, half-hipped to right wing. Buttressed and
corniced end stack to left with tumbled-in brick to offsets, similar axial
stack to right wing. Contemporary single-storey outhouses adjoin to left.
North front: unsympathetic C20 timber porch and lobby extension over
original segmental-pointed entrance with part-glazed 6-panelled door in
chamfered surround to right, a pair of narrow sashes with glazing bars
beneath pointed relieving arch, two C20 inserted windows. First floor:
pointed 3-light window to left with C20 glazing, 4 sashes with glazing bars
to right beneath raised eaves. Hipped roof to left cross wing, axial stack
to right. Single-storey and attic coach-house adjoins to right with
buttress to north-west corner, plate-glass windows inserted in former
entance to north gable end, with 2-fold pointed loft door above, pair of
board doors to right return; steeply-pitched roof Interior, altered in C20,
retains original staircase with tall shafted balustrade; moulded dado rail
to entrance hall; panelled doors. Contemporary with neighbouring church and
school (qv), and with similar groups at nearby Hensall (North Yorkshire) and
Pollington (qv). P Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971. J Killeen, 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: SE6606721560

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Source: English Heritage

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