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Astley Vicarage, Astley

Description: Astley Vicarage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213513

OS Grid Reference: SD6998400792
OS Grid Coordinates: 369984, 400792
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5030, -2.4540

Location: 259 Church Road, Astley M29 7TX

Locality: Astley
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: M29 7TX

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Listing Text

SD 60 SE
(north-west side)
Astley Vicarage
Vicarage. 1704. English garden wall bond brick with C20 tile
roof. Double-depth central-staircase plan with 5 bays and 3
storeys. Twin-gabled front elevation has central 4-panel
door with eared and pedimented doorcase and 4-pane
overlight. Symmetrically placed windows : 4 flush sashes on
the ground floor (with glazing bars in the upper sash only),
5 possibly original cross casements on the first floor and
four 2-pane casements on the second. All windows have flat
brick arches. Round windows in gables and an elaborate
rainwater head. The side elevations each have a gable with
similar round window as well as a projecting chimney stack
with tall paired shafts, cross casement windows (as above)
and 2 and 3-light recessed chamfered mullion windows to
upper floors. 2-storey lean-to addition to rear. Interior:
ovolo-moulded floor beams in all the principal ground and
first floor rooms. Dogleg stair with deep handrail, closed
string, bulbous turned balusters and square newels with
clips. Original panelled and boarded doors throughout. The
house is a particularly early attempt at classicism which
has been little altered since it was built. The combination
of classical and vernacular elements adds to the building's

Listing NGR: SD6998400792

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Source: English Heritage

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