Description: The Old Vicarage
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
5118 BITTON CHURCH LANE
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
Source: English Heritage
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