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Old Vicarage, Sporle with Palgrave

Description: Old Vicarage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 220946

OS Grid Reference: TF8485211521
OS Grid Coordinates: 584852, 311521
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6699, 0.7324

Location: The Street, Sporle, Norfolk PE32 2DR

Locality: Sporle with Palgrave
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 2DR

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Listing Text

(west side)

4/43 Old Vicarage

- II

Former vicarage. C17 and later. Timber frame replaced with brick to front.
Some flint. Black and red pantile roofs. 2 extensions, one of brick and
flint, the other of brick. U plan created by a C17 subsidiary block and an
C19 addition. Main block of 2 storeys with attic and cellar. Other wings
of 2 storeys. C17 returned brick gable-end of small bricks in English bond;
an addition or an early replacement of original stack wall. One first floor
2-light mullion and transom window pertaining to this period. East gable-
end also C17 with some galetted flint incorporating brick diapering to lower
courses; otherwise brick in English bond. 4 C18 single light windows with
heavy frames and leaded glazing. Facade C18 with irregular fenestration
including one C18 4-light mullion window with metal casement. 5 early C19
sash windows with glazing bars, a C19 2-light casement and an off-centre part-
glazed door. Coved cornice, gable-end stacks and one central 2-light dormer
window with leaded glazing. Some early C18 brickwork to rear of main block
with 2 blocked windows, one beneath a skewback arch with cambered soffit.
C17 subsidiary wing originally freestanding and single-storeyed; heightened
and connected to main block in C18 and C19. English bond brickwork and
moulded brick gable corbels. No original fenestration. C19 wing not of
special interest. Interior. Former first floor stack to rear gutter wall
of main block. C17 timber with ogee and nicked chamfer stops to spinal
bridging joists. Original winding stair from first floor to attic. Some
Ct7 shaped board landing balusters. Butt purlin roof with collars removed.
raised attic floor with bridging joists resting on moulded posts rising from
the ties. One 2-light mullion window with metal casement and leaded glazing
now inside. Some re-set Jacobean panelling in hall.

Listing NGR: TF8485211521

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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