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The Vicarage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Somerton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0549 / 51°3'17"N

Longitude: -2.7291 / 2°43'44"W

OS Eastings: 348996

OS Northings: 128645

OS Grid: ST489286

Mapcode National: GBR MK.FSGJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 565B.GLQ

Entry Name: The Vicarage

Listing Date: 30 September 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177266

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262956

Location: Somerton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Somerton

Built-Up Area: Somerton (South Somerset)

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST4828 SOMERTON CP COW SQUARE (West side, off)

8/150 The Vicarage



Vicarage. Medieval origins, reshaped and extended 1815 and later. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone
dressings; plain clay tile roofs, some hipped, some gabled with or without copings; stone chimney stacks. 'L'-plan; 2
storeys with attics: east entrance elevation 2 bays + 2 bays returning : south wing has 12-pane sash windows, but to
lower bay 2 offcentre is a 6-panel door with glazed toplight set in open timber and tiled porch; return eastwards has,
on south face, 3-light hollow-chamfered mullioned windows with labels and horizontal bar casements, and on east gable
three similar windows, of which the attic is only 2-light. west, garden, elevation, of 4 bays, has chamfered mullioned
windows to bay 1 of 3-lights, the lower with transome; bay 2 has composite sash window of 4+12+4 panes, and above, set
under a coped gable, a pair of 15-pane sash windows set into the moulded recess of a c1500 window, with label over; bay
3 has 12- pane sash windows, bay 4 a slightly projecting chimney stack. south end gable features early C19 angled bay
window of 2 storeys, with 12-pane sash windows each face, the lower centre being extended to form French door, which
has light metal-work porch with ogee metal hood. Inside, much of the work, including the staircase is of c1815, but one
room on west side has a deep double-wave moulded beam-and-panel ceiling of 9 bays, relic of a late medieval range
incorporated into the north wing, which could be the solar wing of a yet earlier house; east end has partition truss at
first floor level separating room with formerly an open timber roof; below this a cambered arched doorway and an
inserted fireplace of C16/C17 on south wall; said to be sealed in over suspected solar is a 4-bay roof of arched braced
collar bead trusses with 2 chamfered through-purlins to each slope, and 3 tiers of windbraces, the top with curves
reversed; the feet only of two trusses visible from below. (VCH, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4899628645

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