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The Vicarage, Somerton

Description: The Vicarage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 262956

OS Grid Reference: ST4899628645
OS Grid Coordinates: 348996, 128645
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0549, -2.7291

Location: New Street, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7NG

Locality: Somerton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA11 7NG

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Listing Text

ST4828 SOMERTON CP COW SQUARE (West side, off)

8/150 The Vicarage



Vicarage. Medieval origins, reshaped and extended 1815 and later. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone
dressings; plain clay tile roofs, some hipped, some gabled with or without copings; stone chimney stacks. 'L'-plan; 2
storeys with attics: east entrance elevation 2 bays + 2 bays returning : south wing has 12-pane sash windows, but to
lower bay 2 offcentre is a 6-panel door with glazed toplight set in open timber and tiled porch; return eastwards has,
on south face, 3-light hollow-chamfered mullioned windows with labels and horizontal bar casements, and on east gable
three similar windows, of which the attic is only 2-light. west, garden, elevation, of 4 bays, has chamfered mullioned
windows to bay 1 of 3-lights, the lower with transome; bay 2 has composite sash window of 4+12+4 panes, and above, set
under a coped gable, a pair of 15-pane sash windows set into the moulded recess of a c1500 window, with label over; bay
3 has 12- pane sash windows, bay 4 a slightly projecting chimney stack. south end gable features early C19 angled bay
window of 2 storeys, with 12-pane sash windows each face, the lower centre being extended to form French door, which
has light metal-work porch with ogee metal hood. Inside, much of the work, including the staircase is of c1815, but one
room on west side has a deep double-wave moulded beam-and-panel ceiling of 9 bays, relic of a late medieval range
incorporated into the north wing, which could be the solar wing of a yet earlier house; east end has partition truss at
first floor level separating room with formerly an open timber roof; below this a cambered arched doorway and an
inserted fireplace of C16/C17 on south wall; said to be sealed in over suspected solar is a 4-bay roof of arched braced
collar bead trusses with 2 chamfered through-purlins to each slope, and 3 tiers of windbraces, the top with curves
reversed; the feet only of two trusses visible from below. (VCH, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4899628645

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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