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Vicarage House

A Grade I Listed Building in Wiswell, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8318 / 53°49'54"N

Longitude: -2.3889 / 2°23'19"W

OS Eastings: 374502

OS Northings: 437353

OS Grid: SD745373

Mapcode National: GBR CSR4.M4

Mapcode Global: WH96J.8YPB

Plus Code: 9C5VRJJ6+PC

Entry Name: Vicarage House

Listing Date: 13 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362371

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183564

Location: Wiswell, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Wiswell

Built-Up Area: Wiswell

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whalley St Mary and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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SD 73 NW
2/78 Vicarage House
- I

House, early C17. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof. 2 storeys.
Lobby-entry plan. Windows mullioned, with hollow chamfer, outer chamfer,
and hoods. To the left of the door are ones of 4 and 5 lights, to the
right of one, 2, and 3 lights. The 1st floor windows are of 4, 2, 2, and 5
lights. The door has a chamfered surround with Tudor arch. Chimneys to
left and right of door, and on left-hand gable set forward of the ridge.
Coped gables with kneelers and ball finials. The left-hand gable wall has
a 10-light mullioned and transomed window on the 1st floor. Inside, the
door opens into a lobby against 2 large back-to-back fireplaces,
originally with firehoods. Each has a stone jamb and a chamfered and
stopped bressumer. The right-hand inglenook contains a smaller re-set
stone fireplace with Tudor arch. The rooms served by the fireplaces have
exposed chamfered and stopped main beams and common joists. The house
contains much timber panelling, which appears to be C17 although
incorporating some possibly early C16 work. Some of the panelling has been
re-arranged and may have been imported from another building. The room to
the right of the door is divided from the 2 right-hand rooms by a wall of
vertical plank and muntin panelling with 2 intermediate horizontal rails
and with 2 doorways with depressed arched heads each with an incised
cross. Some of the muntins have carpenter's marks. The room to the left
of the door has a similar panelled wall dividing it from the left-hand
room, but the rails and muntins are moulded and the doorway has a
Tudor-arched head with carved flower and tracery decoration in the
spandrels. Set within the inglenook, surrounding a fireplace of Cl9 or C20
date is similar panelling with 2 doorways which have similar Tudor-arched
heads, the upper parts of the doors also having tracery decoration. The
stair is now within the lobby and has a straight flight with turned
balusters. On the 1st floor there is further panelling.

Listing NGR: SD7450237353

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