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Old Vicarage, Chipping

Description: Old Vicarage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182958

OS Grid Reference: SD6087141961
OS Grid Coordinates: 360871, 441961
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8724, -2.5966

Location: Parsonage Lane, Chipping, Lancashire PR3 2NS

Locality: Chipping
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR3 2NS

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Listing Text


4/71 Old Vicarage


House, 1668 with earlier, possibly C16th, remains. Sandstone rubble with
stone slate roof at the front and slate roof at the rear. Now a central-
entry plan with end stacks and single-storey porch. 2 storeys. Windows
double-chamfered with mullions. To the left of the porch is one of
4 lights with a hood, with a similar one to the right of the porch. On
the 1st floor is a 4-light window to the left, a 2-light window near the
middle and reconstructed 2-light window to the right. The porch has a
stone slate roof with finial. Some of its stone has C19th tooling, but
the wide chamfered outer doorway has a lintel with a false 4-centred
arch. The inner chamfer doorway has '1668' incised on the lintel. The
right-hand (east) gable has 2 one-light blocked chamfered windows on the
1st floor. The rear wall also has double-chamfered mullioned windows,
with hoods to those on the ground floor. To the right is one formerly
of 4 lights, now with 2 mullions. Towards the middle is one of 2 lights,
with a modern extension to the left. On the 1st floor are 2 2-light
windows with a 4-light window to the right. Interior. The front door
opens into a lobby with a reconstructed spiral stone stair. The internal
walls are timber-framed, with chamfered wooden doorways with triangular
heads opening from the lobby to left and right. The right-hand front
room has a moulded shouldered stone fireplace with cornice mantel and a
lintel having moulded panels and a fluted false keystone. The left-hand room
has a projecting chimney breast and a modern fireplace. On the 1st floor
the left-hand partition wall has herringbone bracing to the studs, with a
king post rising from the tie, visible in the attic, and also having
herringbone bracing. The right-hand truss has raking queen struts. Against
the front wall the tie beam is braced downwards to a jowled post, just
visible above the stair. This suggests the possibility that the house was
once timber-framed and later encased in stone. Until 1811 the house was
Chipping vicarage. John Wesley stayed there, and in 1753 preached after
being prevented from speaking in the church.

Listing NGR: SD6087141961

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Source: English Heritage

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