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Martin Forster House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.0762 / 53°4'34"N

Longitude: -0.8069 / 0°48'24"W

OS Eastings: 480023

OS Northings: 353886

OS Grid: SK800538

Mapcode National: GBR CLN.0V1

Mapcode Global: WHFHH.KYY2

Entry Name: Martin Forster House

Listing Date: 29 September 1950

Last Amended: 13 August 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384862

Location: Newark, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, NG24

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Newark and Sherwood

Civil Parish: Newark

Built-Up Area: Newark-on-Trent

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Newark-upon-Trent with Coddington

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text


619-1/9/11 (South East side)
29/09/50 No.10
Martin Forster House
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
The Vicarage)


Vicarage, now offices. c1730, altered early C19. Brick with stone dressings and Welsh slate roof, with 2 gable and single side wall stacks. Plinth, first floor and eaves band, moulded wooden eaves band and coped gables. 2 storey and attic.
Street front has 7 window facade arranged 3:1:3. Projecting single window centre topped with pediment. Central pedimented wooden doorcase with fluted pilasters and fielded 6 panel door, flanked by single round headed boot scrapers. Either side 3 segment headed 12-pane sashes. Above seven 12-pane sashes, all except central one segment headed. Above 4 box dormers with 6-pane sashes.
Rear elevation has double gabled 4 window facade with attached early C19 service wing to left with plain tile roof. Off-centre doorway with glazed panel door and overlight with 6-pane sash to left and inserted double glazed French windows with side lights to right. Above narrow plain sash with single 12-pane sash to left and 2 similar sashes to right, and above again single window to each gable, that to left off-centre. Left wing has two 3-light casements and above single plain sash.
Interior contains full height, original dog-leg staircase with continuous string, turned balusters and square newels with pendants. The ground floor flights have pulvinated string and paneled newels, the bottom flight has balusters to both sides and scrolled circular newels. Segment arched inner rear doorway has panel door, round headed side lights and fanlight. Doors throughout have 2 raised and fielded panels and moulded surrounds. Windows have moulded surrounds and panel shutters, some with panel window seats. 2 complete original panel rooms with moulded coving and original painted stone fireplaces. Ground floor left room has early C19 fireplace and original round headed cupboard with panel doors and original curved shelves, right room has original stone fireplace flanked by early C19 segment arched alcoves and moulded coving. Rear room right has original stone fireplace. Basement has brick vaulted cellars. Original roof trusses visible in attic.

Listing NGR: SK8002353886

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