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Vicarage House, Wiswell

Description: Vicarage House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 183564

OS Grid Reference: SD7450237353
OS Grid Coordinates: 374502, 437353
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8318, -2.3889

Location: Vicarage Fold, Wiswell, Lancashire BB7 9BS

Locality: Wiswell
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB7 9BS

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Listing Text

SD 73 NW
2/78 Vicarage House
- I

House, early C17. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof. 2 storeys.
Lobby-entry plan. Windows mullioned, with hollow chamfer, outer chamfer,
and hoods. To the left of the door are ones of 4 and 5 lights, to the
right of one, 2, and 3 lights. The 1st floor windows are of 4, 2, 2, and 5
lights. The door has a chamfered surround with Tudor arch. Chimneys to
left and right of door, and on left-hand gable set forward of the ridge.
Coped gables with kneelers and ball finials. The left-hand gable wall has
a 10-light mullioned and transomed window on the 1st floor. Inside, the
door opens into a lobby against 2 large back-to-back fireplaces,
originally with firehoods. Each has a stone jamb and a chamfered and
stopped bressumer. The right-hand inglenook contains a smaller re-set
stone fireplace with Tudor arch. The rooms served by the fireplaces have
exposed chamfered and stopped main beams and common joists. The house
contains much timber panelling, which appears to be C17 although
incorporating some possibly early C16 work. Some of the panelling has been
re-arranged and may have been imported from another building. The room to
the right of the door is divided from the 2 right-hand rooms by a wall of
vertical plank and muntin panelling with 2 intermediate horizontal rails
and with 2 doorways with depressed arched heads each with an incised
cross. Some of the muntins have carpenter's marks. The room to the left
of the door has a similar panelled wall dividing it from the left-hand
room, but the rails and muntins are moulded and the doorway has a
Tudor-arched head with carved flower and tracery decoration in the
spandrels. Set within the inglenook, surrounding a fireplace of Cl9 or C20
date is similar panelling with 2 doorways which have similar Tudor-arched
heads, the upper parts of the doors also having tracery decoration. The
stair is now within the lobby and has a straight flight with turned
balusters. On the 1st floor there is further panelling.

Listing NGR: SD7450237353

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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