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The Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Paignton, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4362 / 50°26'10"N

Longitude: -3.5701 / 3°34'12"W

OS Eastings: 288595

OS Northings: 60777

OS Grid: SX885607

Mapcode National: GBR QT.RSH9

Mapcode Global: FRA 37DW.YTF

Plus Code: 9C2RCCPH+FX

Entry Name: The Vicarage

Listing Date: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383845

Location: Torbay, TQ3

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Roundham-with-Hyde

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Paignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1947-1/5/72 The Vicarage


Vicarage, now subdivided. Foundation stone laid 1910 (plaque),
architect unknown to date.
MATERIALS: Local red brecia rubble; slate roof laid in
diminishing courses; stacks with diagonally set stone shafts.
PLAN: The house is built within the precinct walls of the
Bishop's medieval palace. The site was re-acquired by the
church in 1909. Deep rectangular plan, the main block facing
east into the precinct, which is now part of the vicarage
garden, services to the rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys and attic Asymmetrical 2-window east
front with a steep peaked roof and central chimney shaft.
Recessed 1910 panelled door to right with a porch hood on
brackets. Timber casement windows with square leaded panes, 2
to the first floor and one to the ground floor plus a 5-light
transomed bow window to ground-floor left, also glazed with
square leaded panes. The left (south) return consists of a
4-bay block, then the buttressed gabled end of a wing, then
the return of the main block. Main block has a verandah with a
lean-to roof and round-headed archway with 2 half-glazed
garden doors into the house, one 2-light first-floor casement.
To the right the buttressed gabled end of a wing with a
5-light ground-floor bow window, reglazed without leaded
panes; 4-light first-floor window and 3-light attic dormer.
4-bay elevation to the left, the left-hand bay gabled with a
shallow projecting gabled porch with a 2-panel door with
mullioned overlight. One-light first-floor window above. The
rest of the front has 3 ground floor ovolo-moulded
stone-mullioned ground-floor windows; 3 transomed first-floor
windows, 2 casement 2nd-floor windows and a pair of original
attic dormers flanking a chimney shaft. The rear elevation has
similar windows and a projecting single-storey service wing
with a hipped roof; service entrance. The N side of the house
butts a tall crow-stepped wall.
INTERIOR: Partially inspected. Original stair with good timber
balustrade; original joinery includes doors with distinctive
vertical panels. A competent example of Edwardian domestic
architecture, having group value with the Palace precinct
walls and the parish church (qv), which lies to the north

Listing NGR: SX8859760779

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