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Old Vicarage, Bywell

Description: Old Vicarage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 239828

OS Grid Reference: NZ0478361530
OS Grid Coordinates: 629622, 524102
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5600, 1.5500

Location: Bywell, Northumberland NE43 7AD

Locality: Bywell
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE43 7AD

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Listing Text

NZ 0461
23/67 Old Vicarage
20.10.52 (previously listed as
Bywell Vicarage)


Vicarage, dated 1698; rear wings 1901. Large rubble with roughly-shaped quoins
and cut dressings; Welsh slate roof with rendered stacks. Rectangular block
with central stair wing to rear. South elevation 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical.
Central old half-glazed door in bolection-moulded surround with pulvinated
frieze inscribed MAT OWEN FECIT A.D. 1698; open and broken pediment enclosing
oval cartouche with arms of See of Durham and fruit ornament. 12-pane sash
windows in rebated stone surrounds with floating cornices and slightly-projecting
sills. Coped gables have moulded kneelers with incised hearts, carrying ball
finials; stepped end stacks.

Left return shows blocked chamfered light on ground floor and 2 small blocked
lozenge-shaped lights (each cut in a single slab) under cornices on 1st floor.
Right return shows similar small blocked lights, oval on ground floor and lozenge-
shaped above; to right, projecting end of north-east wing with canted bay, its
1st floor corbelled out, with paired sashes and moulded cornice. Rear elevation
shows original stair wing with three 2-light mullioned windows, one blocked, the
others with lead latticed casements.

Interior: Old door furniture and bar behind front door. Framed newel stair
with closed string, splat balusters, moulded handrail and square newels with
moulded tops. Attics retain 2-panel doors with H hinges. Principal-rafter roof
altered in late C18 or early C19; collars removed; purlins with tusk tenons.

Listing NGR: NZ0478361530

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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