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The Residence and Vicars Court and Adjoining Boundary Walls, Southwell

Description: The Residence and Vicars Court and Adjoining Boundary Walls

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 242341

OS Grid Reference: SK7027953787
OS Grid Coordinates: 470279, 353787
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0767, -0.9524

Location: 35 Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HQ

Locality: Southwell
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG25 0HQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Roman building E of Minster, 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.

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Listing Text


1919-0/11/50 (South side)
07/08/52 The Residence and Vicars'Court and
adjoining boundary walls


Residence house, Vicars' Court and adjoining boundary walls.
Residence house 1689, for William Mompesson. Rear wing by
William Handley, 1772. Refronted by William Lumby, 1785.
Remodelled and extended by Richard Ingleman, 1806. North and
south wings demolished 1956. 4 houses forming Vicars' Court
possibly by William Lumby, 1779. Brick with stone dressings
and slate and plain tile roofs. Windows are mainly glazing bar
sashes. The vicars' houses are laid out at the corners of a
rectangular courtyard, with the Residence linking them at the
east end. Residence west front, Classical Revival style, has
plinth, sill band, eaves cornice and balustrade, 2 ridge and
single gable stacks. 2 storeys plus basement; 5 window range
with projecting pedimented centre. Central Doric doorcase with
pediment and half-glazed door, stone steps and scrolled
handrail. On either side, 2 windows and a screen wall linked
to the vicars' houses. Rear has a projecting central wing with
a canted 2 storey bay window at the east end, and a external
lozenge-shaped stack to the north. Steps to plain wooden
doorcase with overlight in the return angle. Interior has
dogleg stair with cut string and stick balusters. Vicars'
houses have plinths, chamfered eaves, openings with rubbed
brick heads, hipped plain tile roofs and 2 large ridge stacks.
Each has glazing bar sashes and 6-panel doors. 2 storeys plus
attics; 5 window range with 2 flat roofed dormers on either
side. Central door with overlight. Between the southern pair,
a mid C19 addition with 2 small sashes and a doorway. Between
the northern pair, a coped wall with central doorway and iron
gate. West ends, facing Minster churchyard, have each 2 blank
windows on each floor. Ashlar boundary wall linking west ends
has gabled coping and central gate with obelisk-shaped piers.
North sides, facing church Street, have 3 windows on each
floor and between the houses a coped wall with a central
pedimented gateway. Adjoining boundary wall, to left, has a
off centre gateway with rusticated piers and a wrought iron
gate. Approx. 60M long. These buildings formed the the
residences of the Vicars Choral serving the Minster and the
Canon Residentiary during his term of office.
(Norman Summers: A Prospect of Southwell: London: 1974-:

Listing NGR: SK7025753779

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Source: English Heritage

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