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Description: The Old Vicarage
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 221776
OS Grid Reference: TL7321694764
OS Grid Coordinates: 573216, 294764
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5232, 0.5518
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METHWOLD CROWN STREET
21/33 No, 11 (The Old
House. C15 timber framed north range, early C16 brick north gable, south
range C18 of clunch. Pantiled roof. 2 storey timber framed house with jetty
to west. Close studding, the jetty supported on wall shafts which carry
carved braces to bressumer above polygonal crenellated capitals. Ground floor
with 6-light mullioned timber window, On first floor is 5-light mullioned
timber window to left of C20 casement. Gabled roof. East wall of close
studding. First floor with 2 4-light timber mullioned windows. North gable
wall is stepped above moulded brick kneelers in 3 tiers. Octagonal external
chimney rises through centre of gable to terminate in triple octagonal flues.
Chimney of 4 decorative tiers : lower tier plain; second tier with cusped
trefoil arches, the trefoils in terracotta; third tier of brick diaper; fourth
of vertical chevron meander. 2 windows each floor beneath moulded basket
arches, those to ground floor of cable motif, to first floor of hollow moulded
brick. Sashes of late C20. 2 2-light arched C16 attic windows. South
extension to house of 2 storeys in 3 bays. C20 door to left behind plain
doorcase and flat hood. 2 C20 sash windows to right, 3 C20 casements to first
floor. Gabled roof continuous with remainder of building. Tumbling in south
gable head. Interior. Lounge (lower north room) with freestanding chimney
breast and fireplace. Moulded brick jambs in chevron pattern. Drilled and
billeted bressumer. Timber frame of close studding and heavy scantling.
Spine beam and 2 bridging beams each with double rolls in chamfers, spiral
ribbon decoration and ogeed tongue stops. Joists have rolled edges. Bridging
beams stand on wall posts elaborated into pilasters with splay capitals and
5 astragal rolls. Dining room to south also of close studded framing. Upper
north room with fireplace as before, with moulded chevron brick jambs. Cross
bridging beams carved with double rolls in chamfers and ogeed tongue stops.
Joists have rolled edges. Wall posts carry arched braces to wall plate
beneath bridging beams. Walls are painted with variety of floral, scrolled
and figurative motifs. One blocked 3-light hollow chamfered mullion window.
Study (to south) with similar bridging beams, joists, framing and paintings.
Braces from wall posts are tension braces. Roof is C17 replacement :
principals carry collars upon arched braces, through purlins and arched wind-
Listing NGR: TL7321694764
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Source: English Heritage
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