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Vicarage to the Church of the Martyrs

A Grade II Listed Building in Westcotes, Leicester

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Latitude: 52.629 / 52°37'44"N

Longitude: -1.1514 / 1°9'4"W

OS Eastings: 457535

OS Northings: 303810

OS Grid: SK575038

Mapcode National: GBR FBM.TG

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.85ZW

Plus Code: 9C4WJRHX+JC

Entry Name: Vicarage to the Church of the Martyrs

Listing Date: 9 January 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1350378

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489947

Location: Westcotes, Leicester, LE3

County: Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Westcotes

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Martyrs

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

Tagged with: Clergy house

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09-JAN-03 Vicarage to the Church of the Martyrs


Vicarage. 1902-4. By Everard and Pick for the Harris family. Red brick with stone dressings and Swithland slate hipped roof with mutule cornice, tall brick ridge, side and gable end stacks. Queen Anne Revival style. 2 storeys, cellar and attic. 6-window range of 6/6 sashes over 6/9 sashes with 3 in canted bay to left and 3 grouped to right. Attic gable over bay has 2-light casement. Left side has a flat-roofed porch with stone doorway inscribed 'The Vicarage' and door within. Projecting gable behind has tall 6/9 sash over casement and there is a small oriel window behind this. Right side has projecting stack and curved roofed dormer with 4-light casement. Rear has gable with triple 4/4: 6/6: 4/4 sash over 4/6: 6/9: 4/6 sash and 2-light casement in attic gable. Door and casement over between this and 2-storey and single-storey wing projecting to rear on right which has a further sash and casements.
INTERIOR. The fine little-altered interior has austere art-nouveau staircase from ground floor to attic with splat balusters and newels with carved tops. Careful glazed screening inserted between first floor and attic c.1970. Fine austere fireplaces in rooms on all three floors, some with overmantels. Some rooms have wide embossed paper friezes above picture rails, the study has trailing foliage pattern plasterwork to ceiling, and the library has panelling with tall plain panels and a fitted bookcase. Cloakroom has tiling including an art nouveau style frieze.
A fine vicarage of the period with many good interior features surviving. Forms a significant group with the adjacent Church of the Martyrs (q.v.).

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