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The Old Vicarage, Bitton

Description: The Old Vicarage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 June 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 28537

OS Grid Reference: ST6821969443
OS Grid Coordinates: 368219, 169443
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4231, -2.4585

Location: Church Lane, Bitton, South Gloucestershire BS30 6LH

Locality: Bitton
County: South Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: BS30 6LH

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Listing Text

(east side)
The Old Vicarage
ST 6869 15/2 25.6.79
In 2 parts, south-east section built 1778, south-west portion enlarged
and rebuilt 1823 and later. Coursed rubble with freestone quoins and dressings,
hipped slate roof.
Earlier part 2 storeys, 3 bays with recessed centre, windows 2:1:2 sashes,
only first floor left hand retaining glazing bars. Central portico with
flat entablature on 2 Tuscan columns. Cornice and blocking course.
Later part larger in Tudor-Gothic style, two and a half storeys, parapet
carried on modillions. Irregular with octagonal chimney shafts, mullion
windows and various gables. Ground floor bay window to south-east. Attached
to the north of the house by a lower extension is a gabled former coach-house,
rubble with slate roof, pigeon holes in gable to west. It is said to contain
inscriptions inside including advice 'to my successor' by Rev H T Ellacombe
1835 (he also wrote an excellent archaeological account of the Parish
Church). The house is screened from other aspects by the famous and exotic
arboretum cultivated by Rev H T Ellacombe, who wrote "In a Gloucestershire
Garden" and "In my Vicarage Garden and Elsewhere" circa 1893.

Listing NGR: ST6821969443

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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