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Description: The Old Vicarage
Date Listed: 19 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 322651
OS Grid Reference: NZ2503212939
OS Grid Coordinates: 425032, 512939
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5111, -1.6149
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CLEASBY MOOR LANE
NZ 21 SE
5/12 The Old Vicarage
(formerly listed as
Vicarage, now house. Dated 1717, probably with older range to rear. 1717
range for John Robinson, Bishop of London. Roughcast, stone slate roof to
main range, concrete interlocking tiles to rear range. L-shaped plan. 2
storeys and loft, 3 bays to main range. Chamfered rusticated ashlar quoins.
Central C20 vertically-panelled door, with lozenge-glazed top panel, in
ashlar surround with deep bolection moulding. Above the doorway an ashlar
plaque with a coat of arms surmounted by a bishop's mitre, and inscribed
"1717 Joh Robinson Eps. London". On ground floor to left, early C20 square
bay window. Other windows 6-pane unequally hung sashes in timber
architraves, and with cornices, and projecting sills supported on brackets.
Shaped kneelers, ashlar coping. Brick end stacks. Right return has single-
storey lean-to addition, not of special interest, and above it a 9-pane
unequally hung sash window and a 6-pane fixed-light window. Further along
right return, rear range has a C20 casement window on each floor; shaped
kneeler, ashlar coping and brick stack to right end. Interior: not
inspected at resurvey but reputed to contain an old dogleg staircase,
probably of 1717. John Robinson was born in Cleasby in 1650, became
Chaplain to the English Embassy at the Swedish Court c1680, Bishop of
Bristol in 1705, Lord Privy Seal in 1711, First Plenipotentiary to the
Congress of Utrecht 1712-13, Bishop of London 1714, and died in London in
Listing NGR: NZ2503212939
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Source: English Heritage
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