Description: The Old Vicarage
Date Listed: 10 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 302966
OS Grid Reference: TQ3042424568
OS Grid Coordinates: 530424, 124568
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0057, -0.1424
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CUCKFIELD HIGH STREET
7/54 The Old Vicarage
Former Vicarage, now house. Early Cl7 origin but mainly of c1780, altered in 1818
and again in 1841-1850. Main house stuccoed with incised lines to imitate masonry
and slate roof, mid C19 service wing to north of painted brick. 2 storeys and
attics. Main house has 5 mid C19 12-pane horned sashes with moulded architraves,
2 pedimented dormers. Parapet. Central six panelled door surmounted by a
rectangular fanlight and a broken pediment, but the fanlight is cut into 2 sections
by a later porch with flat entablature built out over the steps of the doorway.
The south east front has irregular fenestration, including an early C19 two storey,
3-light bow. Interior has early C19 staircase with 2 stick balusters to each tread
and mahogany newel post, a C17 8-panelled wooden door and an oval shaped early C19
Butler's Pantry decorated on the outside with frosted glazing, vine leaves and
rosettes. Church records state 'The Rev Charles Ashburnham began building the new
vicarage house in October 1780 which was finished in the month of September
following'. In 1818 Henry Plimley Vicar borrowed £700 from Queen Anne's Bounty
to enlarge the house and built on a sitting room with bow window and in 1841-50
the Reverend T A Maberley had a loan from Queen Anne's Bounty to build out a bow
window to the dining room, add the drawing room, the room above the drawing room
and kitchen offices at a cost of £525.
Listing NGR: TQ3042424568
Source: English Heritage
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