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Old Cavell Vicarage, Swardeston

Description: Old Cavell Vicarage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 226988

OS Grid Reference: TG1996402423
OS Grid Coordinates: 619964, 302423
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5751, 1.2448

Location: 31 Main Road, Swardeston, Norfolk NR14 8DG

Locality: Swardeston
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 8DG

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Listing Text


5/103 Old Cavell Vicarage


Vicarage, dated 1865, for Revd. Frederick Cavell. Brick with stone quoins
and some stone dressings; slate roof with bands of hexagonal slates.
Square, 3 bays, 2 storeys. Each facade with gable to left hand bay, those
to east and south with decorative cusped and pierced barge boards; double
sawtooth brick cornice and decorative platband; quoined stone surrounds
and segmental arches of brick and stone to openings. Entrance facade to
east: bay 1 ground floor with 3-light transomed casement, first floor with
3-light casement having pointed relieving arch containing moulded decorative
bricks, gable with F C and 1 8 6 5 individually in stone; central bay with
pointed Gothick doorway having an octogoil light and two blank trefoils
in stone under arch, double leaved part-glazed door to internal porch; bay
3 with bay window to ground floor having slate roof and decorative brick
cornice, 4-light transomed casements with stone quoins. Garden facade to
south: bay 1 with triangular sectioned bay window to left and cross window
to right of ground floor, first floor opening as to east facade but with
flat stone lintel and stone dressings to corners only; central bay recessed;
third bay with large canted bay to ground floor with pierced trefoil
parapet, ashlar to lower part of bay, brick above, central cant with double
leaved part-glazed doors, side cant with cross windows, first floor with
3-light casement. Facade to north bay 1 with gable end external stack,
double Gothick lights to ground floor right; bays 2 and 3 with 2 and 3-light
casements to first floor; Gothick doorway between bays 2 and 3. Listed
as an unaltered example of a mid C19 parsonage and for historical
associations; Frederick Cavell was vicar 1863-1909; the Vicarage was the
home of Edith Cavell b. 1863, d. 1915.

Listing NGR: TG1996402423

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Source: English Heritage

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