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St Mary's Vicarage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lewisham Central, London

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Latitude: 51.4567 / 51°27'24"N

Longitude: -0.0148 / 0°0'53"W

OS Eastings: 538024

OS Northings: 174949

OS Grid: TQ380749

Mapcode National: GBR L2.T3L

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.PNK4

Entry Name: St Mary's Vicarage

Listing Date: 30 August 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286235

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203335

Location: Lewisham, London, SE13

County: London

District: Lewisham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lewisham Central

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Lewisham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

4424 (West Side )
St Mary's Vicarage

TQ 3874 19/L53 30.8.54.


Late C17. 1776 given as date by 1 source, 1792 by another. The latter
seems more probable. For many years the property of the Legge family
in whose gift was the living of Lewisham, usually filled from members of
the family. Double-span house of 2 storeys, attic and basement, 5
windows, slightly irregular. Very high pitched roof, renewed in
machine tile, with end chimneys partly renewed. Moulded and modillioned
eaves cornice in front, plastered coved cornice behind. 3 square dormers
with later casements. Brownish brick with red brick dressings, ie quoins,
lst floor band, window jambs and gauged brick ground floor window arches.
Original croisee windows with casements mostly renewed although 3
original iron ones remain. Modern double door, with plain rectangular
fanlight, in moulded architrave. Doorcase of flat pilasters, swell
frieze, curved brackets supporting breakfront cornice and pediment, both
with modillions.
Inside 2 staircases, the main one with spiral twist balusters and square
newels. Panelled dado to stair well. Backstairs with slightly bullous
turned balusters. Several rooms with original panelling, including
entrance hall, L-shaped with segmental arch over. 6 early fireplaces,
3 of them corner ones, with shouldered surrounds and Dutch tiling.
One has carved sprays at sides. Brick cellar with some original floor
bricks. This cellar was used as parish lockup after burning of Watch
House in early Cl9 and attachments for door bars remain.
Back extension late Cl9 and West side extension C20, in keeping with
house. RCHM.

Listing NGR: TQ3802474949

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