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St Mary's Vicarage, Nuneaton

Description: St Mary's Vicarage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 September 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 308624

OS Grid Reference: SP3554592069
OS Grid Coordinates: 435545, 292069
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5253, -1.4775

Location: 100 Manor Court Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 5HT

Locality: Nuneaton
Local Authority: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV11 5HT

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Listing Text

The following building shall be included in the list:

SP 39 SE
(east side)
2/82 St Mary's Vicarage
- II

House (formerly a vicarage). Circa 1876, designed by Clapton Rolfe. Random
rubble sandstone with limestone dressings; brick stacks; tiled gable-end
roofs. Basically an irregular T-shaped plan with central stair, of 2 storeys
plus attic, with a single-storeyed service wing placed within the NE angle.
All elevations markedly asymmetrical, the whole design tightly disciplined.
Entrance front (W): 3 unequal bays; entrance (with depressed moulded arch
under emphatic hood-mould) and 3-light traceried window above, under a separate
gable with barge-boarding, stand flush with the tall stack (slightly projecting,
with set-offs to right side only, stone to 1st floor sill level, tall brick
shafts above) together form the central bay; canted storeyed 1:3:1 bay window
with parapet to left, blank walling to right. Garden front (S): 2 components:
firstly the gable end of the entrance range with 2-light window to gable-wall,
7-light window under hood-mould (2 lights deliberately left blank) to 1st
floor, canted 1:4:1 bay with parapet and a (modified) garden door to right;
secondly the side elevation of the rear range with low-set eaves leaving
room only for a canted bay window with parapet. Rear elevation (E): large
gabled wing, a single light window to gable-wall, a 7-light window under
hood-mould (one light-blank) to lst floor, the ground floor obscured by
contemporary single-storeyed stable range. Services with 2-light window
and simple doorway. N elevation: services project (with 5-light N window);
internal porch in angle with main (entrance) range (with moulded timber
arched-braces, the internal walls of brick, the door with strap hinges and
side light). Gable end of main range with 3-light window to gable wall,
7-light window (4 lights blank) to 1st floor, and 5-light window to ground
(2 lights blank), all under hood moulds. Windows throughout with stone
mullions. Ridge stacks with shaped shafts and caps; some pots survive.
Interior: largely intact (although fireplaces removed) . Internal porch
with good planked door with decorated hinges, lock and bolts, and traceried
side lights. Other internal doors mostly panelled, some half-glazed under
canted heads set within pointed arches. Hall with tripartite arched screen,
the staircase (dog-leg) with moulded rail and turned urn-balusters. Tiled
floor; flags to services (which retain their plan form). Overall: an excellent
design for a moderate-sized house surviving substantially intact with carefully
composed massing, varied elevations, good and unusual detailing (eg: the
blind window lights), and good use of materials. It is an important work
of Clapton Rolfe, an Oxfordshire architect of considerable importance and
originality. He also designed the first stage of the rebuilding of the
adjacent St Mary's church (qv ref 2/59).

Listing NGR: SP3554592069

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Source: English Heritage

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