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The Old Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Mawnan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1049 / 50°6'17"N

Longitude: -5.0962 / 5°5'46"W

OS Eastings: 178695

OS Northings: 27345

OS Grid: SW786273

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.LGJ2

Mapcode Global: FRA 086Q.Y4S

Entry Name: The Old Vicarage

Listing Date: 10 July 1957

Last Amended: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309907

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66209

Location: Mawnan, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Mawnan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Mawnan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


9/224 The Old Vicarage
(formerly listed as The Rectory)

Former rectory. C17. Remodelled circa early C18 and extended and remodelled circa
early C19 probably during the incumbency of John Rogers. Killas rubble walls,
shallow brick arches of circa 1830 over the openings. Steep scantle slate roofs,
sweeping lower at rear with slightly projecting eaves at the front carried on wooden
brackets. Brick chimneys over the gable ends including former gable end (now cross
wall) towards the left.
Plan: Now an L-shaped double depth plan with rear rooms (except where partitions are
removed) under the outshuts behind both arms of the L. In the C17 the house was
probably T shaped with 4 rooms, this plan was remodelled circa early C18 retaining
the C17 external plan and the front walls were remodelled as two 3-window fronts
overlooking the front angle between the present main range and a cross wing on the
right. At that time the hall was probably on the left, the parlour was in the front
end of the cross wing and the kitchen in the rear of the cross wing with probably a
buttery between. The stair hall-survives right of the former hall but a later C18
outshut now fills a former rear angle between the stair and rear wing. In circa the
early C19 the house was extended on the left with a self-contained double depth house
with 2 front reception rooms, a central entrance hall and stair hall (now remodelled)
and service rooms in an integral outshut. At probably the same time the rear of the
cross wing was extended on its right to create a large study and a lean-to porch was
added mid-way to the right-hand wall.
Exterior: 2-storeys. Overall 5 window east-south-east front with gable end of cross
wing projecting on the right. Left-hand side of the front is a virtually unaltered
circa early C19 symmetrical 3 window front with central doorway. Right-hand side of
the front and the return wall of the left-hand side of the wing were remodelled in
the early C19 and some openings were blocked and windows resited. There were until
then 2 similar 3 window fronts facing into the angle and there was a doorway into the
wing towards the angle. All the windows of the present front are hornless sashes
with glazing bars dating from the early C19 extension and remodelling. The principal
doorway is under the fourth from left-hand opening and has original (early C19) 6-
panel door, leaded fanlight and Tuscan doorcase with open pediment. The other
elevations are similarly unaltered since the early C19.
Interior: is an interesting blend of circa early C18 and early C19 features except
for the fireplace on the front wing which is C17 with chamfered granite monolithic
jambs and lintel. C18 dog-leg stair with closed string, column-over-vase turned
balusters, moulded handrails, square newel posts with moulded caps and ovolo-moulded
panelled dado. There are several C18 2-panel doors, some with original HL hinges and
handles. Early C19 feaures include plaster ceiling cornices with ceiling bands.

Listing NGR: SW7869527345

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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