History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Residence and Vicars Court and Adjoining Boundary Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0767 / 53°4'36"N

Longitude: -0.9524 / 0°57'8"W

OS Eastings: 470279

OS Northings: 353787

OS Grid: SK702537

Mapcode National: GBR BK4.01Q

Mapcode Global: WHFHF.BXQQ

Entry Name: The Residence and Vicars Court and Adjoining Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211749

English Heritage Legacy ID: 242341

Location: Southwell, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, NG25

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Newark and Sherwood

Civil Parish: Southwell

Built-Up Area: Southwell

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Southwell St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

Find accommodation in
Southwell

Listing Text

SOUTHWELL

CHURCH STREET
SK7053
1919-0/11/50 (South side)
07/08/52 The Residence and Vicars'Court and
adjoining boundary walls

GV II*

Residence house, Vicars' Court and adjoining boundary walls.
Residence house 1689, for William Mompesson. Rear wing by
William Handley, 1772. Refronted by William Lumby, 1785.
Remodelled and extended by Richard Ingleman, 1806. North and
south wings demolished 1956. 4 houses forming Vicars' Court
possibly by William Lumby, 1779. Brick with stone dressings
and slate and plain tile roofs. Windows are mainly glazing bar
sashes. The vicars' houses are laid out at the corners of a
rectangular courtyard, with the Residence linking them at the
east end. Residence west front, Classical Revival style, has
plinth, sill band, eaves cornice and balustrade, 2 ridge and
single gable stacks. 2 storeys plus basement; 5 window range
with projecting pedimented centre. Central Doric doorcase with
pediment and half-glazed door, stone steps and scrolled
handrail. On either side, 2 windows and a screen wall linked
to the vicars' houses. Rear has a projecting central wing with
a canted 2 storey bay window at the east end, and a external
lozenge-shaped stack to the north. Steps to plain wooden
doorcase with overlight in the return angle. Interior has
dogleg stair with cut string and stick balusters. Vicars'
houses have plinths, chamfered eaves, openings with rubbed
brick heads, hipped plain tile roofs and 2 large ridge stacks.
Each has glazing bar sashes and 6-panel doors. 2 storeys plus
attics; 5 window range with 2 flat roofed dormers on either
side. Central door with overlight. Between the southern pair,
a mid C19 addition with 2 small sashes and a doorway. Between
the northern pair, a coped wall with central doorway and iron
gate. West ends, facing Minster churchyard, have each 2 blank
windows on each floor. Ashlar boundary wall linking west ends
has gabled coping and central gate with obelisk-shaped piers.
North sides, facing church Street, have 3 windows on each
floor and between the houses a coped wall with a central
pedimented gateway. Adjoining boundary wall, to left, has a
off centre gateway with rusticated piers and a wrought iron
gate. Approx. 60M long. These buildings formed the the
residences of the Vicars Choral serving the Minster and the
Canon Residentiary during his term of office.
(Norman Summers: A Prospect of Southwell: London: 1974-:
57-69).


Listing NGR: SK7025753779

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.