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The Old Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bowerchalke, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0063 / 51°0'22"N

Longitude: -1.975 / 1°58'30"W

OS Eastings: 401849

OS Northings: 122990

OS Grid: SU018229

Mapcode National: GBR 2Z3.ZCY

Mapcode Global: FRA 66RG.8D5

Plus Code: 9C3W224F+GX

Entry Name: The Old Vicarage

Listing Date: 15 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244671

English Heritage Legacy ID: 450063

Location: Bowerchalke, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bowerchalke

Built-Up Area: Bowerchalke

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bowerchalke Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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SU02SW Bowerchalke
The Old Vicarage

Vicarage; now a private house. Circa 1840; late C20 extension. Chilmark stone, dressed at
front and with dressed quoins. Slate hipped roof with lead rolled hips and ridge. 2 red brick
axial stacks with moulded white clay pots. PLAN: Double-depth rectangular plan with 2
principal front rooms facing the garden, entrance on the right [NE] side to central stairhall
and with small service rooms at the back. Small late C20 single-storey extension on the left
[SW] side. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 2-window SE garden front with C19
16-pane sashes with stone cills. Doorway on right [NE] side with panelled and glazed door
and C20 glazed porch and with 12-pane sash above. Symmetrical 3-window rear elevation
with small 2-light casements with glazing bars; centre ground floor single-light casement.
INTERIOR: The interior is basically complete except that an opening has been made in the
wall between the two front rooms. The joinery is largely intact and includes panelled doors
and window shutters and a staircase with stick balusters and turned newels with finials. The
front right room, study and reputedly Collett's library, has a simple wooden chimneypiece.
The chimneypiece in the left room has been replaced. HISTORY: The Revd Edward
Collett lived at the vicarage from 1878 to 1924, where he published his weekly newspaper
the 'Parish Papers', described as "a remarkable record in village journalism". It was written
and printed privately on his own press at the vicarage. SOURCE: Sawyer,R.L., The
Bowerchalke Parish Papers, Collett's Village Newspaper 1878-1924

Listing NGR: SU0184922990

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