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Description: St Mary's Vicarage
Date Listed: 30 August 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 203335
OS Grid Reference: TQ3802474949
OS Grid Coordinates: 538024, 174949
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4567, -0.0148
LEWISHAM HIGH STREET SE13
4424 (West Side )
St Mary's Vicarage
TQ 3874 19/L53 30.8.54.
Late C17. 1776 given as date by 1 source, 1792 by another. The latter
seems more probable. For many years the property of the Legge family
in whose gift was the living of Lewisham, usually filled from members of
the family. Double-span house of 2 storeys, attic and basement, 5
windows, slightly irregular. Very high pitched roof, renewed in
machine tile, with end chimneys partly renewed. Moulded and modillioned
eaves cornice in front, plastered coved cornice behind. 3 square dormers
with later casements. Brownish brick with red brick dressings, ie quoins,
lst floor band, window jambs and gauged brick ground floor window arches.
Original croisee windows with casements mostly renewed although 3
original iron ones remain. Modern double door, with plain rectangular
fanlight, in moulded architrave. Doorcase of flat pilasters, swell
frieze, curved brackets supporting breakfront cornice and pediment, both
Inside 2 staircases, the main one with spiral twist balusters and square
newels. Panelled dado to stair well. Backstairs with slightly bullous
turned balusters. Several rooms with original panelling, including
entrance hall, L-shaped with segmental arch over. 6 early fireplaces,
3 of them corner ones, with shouldered surrounds and Dutch tiling.
One has carved sprays at sides. Brick cellar with some original floor
bricks. This cellar was used as parish lockup after burning of Watch
House in early Cl9 and attachments for door bars remain.
Back extension late Cl9 and West side extension C20, in keeping with
Listing NGR: TQ3802474949
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Source: English Heritage
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