Hidden in Plain Sight – Post 34

The vicarage was originally a timber framed house (part of which still exists inside the current building) but ended up in a ruinous state so the parishioners paid for part of it to be rebuilt in 1695 when Thomas Waltham became the vicar. The rest of the house was built in 1714 by George Jackson (vicar 1713 – 1719) with a £100 contribution from his parishioners.

The house was enlarged by T.H. Heathcote after he was appointed vicar in 1822 and it was extended again by his successor G.E. Deacon around 1861.

Although the vicarage has recently been sold off by the Church of England it still retains the original interior wood panelling and staircase from the timber framed building.

English Heritage granted a Grade II listing on 13 April 1951.

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens
Feature Image – Exposure 1/640, Aperture f/4.5, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

One thought on “Hidden in Plain Sight – Post 34

  1. Being an American I’m maybe more stunned to read of a 300+ year old building, and then to read about it still having original woodwork is remarkable. Thank you for the history lesson, Dawn.


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