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Sacrista Prebend, Southwell

Description: Sacrista Prebend

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 242455

OS Grid Reference: SK7001653886
OS Grid Coordinates: 470016, 353886
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0776, -0.9563

Location: 2 A612, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0JX

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

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Listing Text


1919-0/11/150 (North West side)
11/08/61 No.4
Sacrista Prebend


Former prebendal house, now the headmaster's house of the
Minster School. Front range built between 1774 and 1798 for
Nicholas Hutchinson, incorporating parts of an earlier house
in the rear wings. Brick, with stucco front, stone dressings
and slate roofs. Gothick style front. Front has plinth and
coped gables. Rear has partial stone plinth and chamfered
eaves. 5 gable and 2 ridge stacks. 2 storeys; 3 window range.
Symmetrical front has 2 gabled wings each with transomed
triple lancet, and between them, a double lancet, all with
hood moulds. Central canted flat roofed porch with pierced
balustrade and Tudor arched doorway flanked by single plain
sashes in lancet openings. Beyond, single canted hipped bay
windows with 5-light transomed lancets. Rear wing has, to
north, 2 glazing bar sashes on each floor, the lower ones
tripartite. Interior: entrance hall has dentilled cornice and
Tudor arch into porch. Dogleg stair and landing with cut
string, stick balusters and scrolled ramped handrail. Left
front room has vine trail frieze, cornice with oak leaves, and
shallow coved ceiling. Adam style wooden fireplace on south
wall. Other front rooms have panelled doors, some of them in
Gothick style. This building is one of the 9 remaining
prebendal houses formerly attached to Southwell Minster.
(Norman Summers: A Prospect of Southwell: London: 1974-:

Listing NGR: SK7001653886

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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