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Old Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Boyce, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5488 / 51°32'55"N

Longitude: 0.569 / 0°34'8"E

OS Eastings: 578217

OS Northings: 186445

OS Grid: TQ782864

Mapcode National: GBR PMT.SSX

Mapcode Global: VHJL2.TB5K

Entry Name: Old Vicarage

Listing Date: 14 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429489

Location: Castle Point, Essex, SS7

County: Essex

District: Castle Point

Town: Castle Point

Electoral Ward/Division: Boyce

Built-Up Area: Rayleigh

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: South Benfleet St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

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SOUTH BENFLEET VICARAGE HILL
TQ 78 NE
(North side)
1/10001 Old Vicarage

- II

Former vicarage, now house. 1846 with minor late C19 additions to rear. Architect George
Devey and probably his first independent commission. Gothic revival style. Kentish ragstone,
ashlar and red brick dressings, handmade red clay plain tile roof, timber bargeboards. Windows
mainly stone framed and mullioned with hood moulds. 2 storeys, informal rectangular plan,
asymmetrical composition. Front elevation has walls battered to level of splayed brick first floor
band. Splayed ashlar plinth. Two gables, that to left higher. Diagonal offset buttress to left
corner. To right, massive external chimneystack with irregular offset buttress, detached shafts
with splayed bases. Central entrance with moulded four-centred arch and hood mould. Left
(west) side elevation has first floor band and plinth as before. Rendered gable to right. Various
chimneys; that to right with massive buttressed external stack; that to centre with low-level
ashlar shaft. SW (right) corner canted with buttresses containing single light lancet and quatrefoil
light in plinth. Rear (north) elevation has three gables; two bays to left are later additions above
first floor level with tile hanging and timber casements. Single storey lean-to to right. Two pairs
C20 french doors. Right (east) side elevation with gable to left, tile hung first floor to right as
before. Canted ground floor bay window to right, pair of round-arched windows to centre.
Interior has original stair with balustrade part-boarded, part with short thick plain balusters.
Front left room has boarded ceiling, arched recesses flanking hearth with plain surround. Front
right room has fireplace with stone basket arch. (ALLIBONE Jill, (1991)"George Devey,
Architect 1820-1886" Butterwortll, Cambridge, p20-21. RIBA Drawings Collection Ref:-
Devey [152] Ran 60/B.)


Listing NGR: TQ7821786445

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