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Vicars Pele

A Grade I Listed Building in Corbridge, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9743 / 54°58'27"N

Longitude: -2.0195 / 2°1'10"W

OS Eastings: 398850

OS Northings: 564408

OS Grid: NY988644

Mapcode National: GBR GBBX.LN

Mapcode Global: WHB2D.Y7HG

Plus Code: 9C6VXXFJ+P6

Entry Name: Vicars Pele

Listing Date: 15 April 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044750

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239934

Location: Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Corbridge

Built-Up Area: Corbridge

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Corbridge with Halton and Newton Hall

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Tagged with: Castle

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NY 9864 (North side)

21/173 Vicar's Pele

Towerhouse vicarage, c.1400 except for gabled roof of 1910. Large squared
stones, mostly re-used Roman material; stone slate roof. Pointed-arched
doorway on east has old door of oak boards bolted into iron grille. Scattered
fenestration, small chamfered loops except for larger trefoil-arched lights
to north and south at 1st floor level. Hollow chamfered cornice below crenellated
parapet (largely fallen except on south); remains of corbelled-out square angle
bartizans. Several C18 headstones affixed to north and west walls, including
stone to John Robson d. 1753; semicircular pedimented top enclosing cherub above
line of key ornament.

Interior: drawbar tunnel in inner jambs of entrance; similar arch from entrance
lobby into barrel-vaulted basement. Mural stair to lobby with shelf and sink.
1st floor has window seats on north and south, fireplace with moulded surround on
north and 2 wall cupboards on west. Further mural stair to 2nd floor (floor
timbers missing) which has mural bookrest recess adjacent to window of north-
west corner.

The tower now houses a collection of medieval and earlier carved stones; in
addition a number of medieval cross slabs have been re-used in the fabric,
mostly as lintels over windows and the mural stairs.

The best preserved vicar's pele in the county; in use as the vicarage until the
early C17.

Northumberland County History X (1910) 209-215

Listing NGR: NY9885064408

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