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The Old Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Pimhill, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7599 / 52°45'35"N

Longitude: -2.7874 / 2°47'14"W

OS Eastings: 346957

OS Northings: 318326

OS Grid: SJ469183

Mapcode National: GBR 7G.Z1F4

Mapcode Global: WH8BF.4WXK

Entry Name: The Old Vicarage

Listing Date: 27 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295401

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259156

Location: Pimhill, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Pimhill

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Leaton Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 41 NE
6/93 The Old Vicarage
- II

Vicarage, now house. Circa 1859, probably by Samuel Pountney Smith of
Shrewsbury. Red brick with grey sandstone ashlar dressings. Plain
tile roofs. Cruciform plan. In a Gothic Revival style. Two storeys
and gable-lit attic. South-east front: chamfered plinth, buttresses
with chamfered offsets, string course and parapeted gables with stone
copings and shaped kneelers. External brick lateral stack to left with
pitched-roofed link to attic and 3 octagonal brick shafts with moulded
stone caps and bases, brick ridge stack off-centre to right with 2
diamond shafts, and integral brick and stack to right with shafting and
oversailing cap. Triangular dormer to right with stepped 3-light
casement. Gabled projection off-centre to right with leaded chamfered
rectangular attic window, first-floor canted stone oriel of 1:2:1
lights, and ground-floor paired stone cross windows with trefoil-headed
lights; ground-floor one-light cinquefoil-headed window in left-hand
return front. Small half-hipped gabled block set back in angle to left
with first-floor wooden cross window and one-light ground-floor chamfered-
arched window with blind tympanum. One-storey lean-to porch to left
consisting of 2 pairs of chamfered segmental-arched 2-light windows with
central wooden shafts, and central nail-studded boarded door with chamfered
reveals and segmental head. Block set back to right with 3- and 4-light
C20 metal casements. Left-hand gable end: treated as central nave with
aisles. Central full-height canted stone bay consisting of chamfered
offset to first floor with carved shield in octafoil, coved eaves to
hipped tiled roof, and 1:2:1 lights with cinquefoil ogee heads. End
of lean-to to right with small rectangular attic window and pair of
ground-floor chamfered-arched 2-light windows with central wooden shafts,
blind tympana and hoodmoulds with carved stops. End of lean-to to left
has partly-blocked chamfered-arched doorway with inserted plate-glass
window and hoodmould with carved stops. Rear: 3-bay lean-to to right
with windows of 2 cinquefoil-headed lights. Gabled wing to left with
small chamfered rectangular attic window, first-floor canted stone oriel
of 1:2:1 lights and ground-floor paired stone cross windows with cinquefoil-
headed lights and hoodmould over both. Interior: aisled drawing room to
left. 3-bay arcade to north-west with square piers and moulded arches;
one arch to south-east side, to bay adjoining porch. Shafts flanking
south-west window. Chamfered cross-beamed ceiling. Neo-Jacobean
staircase with closed string, pierced splat balusters, moulded handrail
and square newel posts with globe finials and pierced pendants. This
is an unusually planned and a well-detailed example of a mid-C19 vicarage.
The Vicarage and the neighbouring Church of the Holy Trinity (q.v.),
also by Pountney Smith, were to be part of a model village alongside the
Shrewsbury-Baschurch road at this point, but no more was built.

Listing NGR: SJ4695718326

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