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The Old Vicarage, Whitwick

Description: The Old Vicarage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 187886

OS Grid Reference: SK4357915926
OS Grid Coordinates: 443579, 315926
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7392, -1.3560

Locality: Whitwick
Local Authority: North West Leicestershire District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE67 5EW

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Listing Text

(east side)
1/21 Whitwick

No 11
(The Old Vicarage)


House, C17 or earlier origin, probably altered 1714 (datestone over front door),
refenestrated early C19 in Gothick style and extended later in the C19. Of
Charnwood granite rubble with quoins to front, brick to rear and thatched roof.
Ridge and end stacks. Main range of 2 storeys, with cross-wing to E, 4-centred
doorway and single storey canted bay window, once thatched, now tiled. Later C19
extension to W with second doorway and bay window, similar to the original ones and
with fenestration in keeping. Gabled wing and conservatory to rear. Interior has
reed and plaster floors and retains some C17 and C18 doors. Some stained and
painted window glass including one panel dated 1830. C18 brick coach house and
hay-loft to rear. C19.Charnwood granite rubble garden walls to front, with central
round-headed gateway, now blocked. Dorothy Wordsworth once worked here as house-
keeper and her drawing of the house, "Whitwick Parsonage", is now in the Wordsworth
Museum at Grasmere.

Listing NGR: SK4357915926

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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