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Vicars Pele, Corbridge

Description: Vicars Pele

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 239934

OS Grid Reference: NY9885064408
OS Grid Coordinates: 398850, 564408
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9743, -2.0195

Location: Market Place, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AW

Locality: Corbridge
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE45 5AW

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There is also a scheduled monument, Vicar's pele tower, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

NY 9864 (North side)

21/173 Vicar's Pele

Towerhouse vicarage, c.1400 except for gabled roof of 1910. Large squared
stones, mostly re-used Roman material; stone slate roof. Pointed-arched
doorway on east has old door of oak boards bolted into iron grille. Scattered
fenestration, small chamfered loops except for larger trefoil-arched lights
to north and south at 1st floor level. Hollow chamfered cornice below crenellated
parapet (largely fallen except on south); remains of corbelled-out square angle
bartizans. Several C18 headstones affixed to north and west walls, including
stone to John Robson d. 1753; semicircular pedimented top enclosing cherub above
line of key ornament.

Interior: drawbar tunnel in inner jambs of entrance; similar arch from entrance
lobby into barrel-vaulted basement. Mural stair to lobby with shelf and sink.
1st floor has window seats on north and south, fireplace with moulded surround on
north and 2 wall cupboards on west. Further mural stair to 2nd floor (floor
timbers missing) which has mural bookrest recess adjacent to window of north-
west corner.

The tower now houses a collection of medieval and earlier carved stones; in
addition a number of medieval cross slabs have been re-used in the fabric,
mostly as lintels over windows and the mural stairs.

The best preserved vicar's pele in the county; in use as the vicarage until the
early C17.

Northumberland County History X (1910) 209-215

Listing NGR: NY9885064408

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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