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© Mr Les Waby

IoE Number: 164950
Location: THE OLD VICARAGE, SNAITH ROAD (south side)
  SNAITH AND COLWICK, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, EAST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Les Waby
Date Photographed: 22 September 2005
Date listed: 16 December 1986
Date of last amendment: 16 December 1986
Grade II

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SNAITH AND COWICKSNAITH ROADSE 62 SE(south side)East Cowick3/89The Old Vicarage

SNAITH AND COWICK SNAITH ROAD SE 62 SE (south side) East Cowick 3/89 The Old Vicarage GV II Vicarage, now offices. 1853-54 by William Butterfield for Willim Henry Dawnay, seventh Viscount Downe. Built by Charles Ward of Lincoln. C20 entrance porch and alterations. Red brick in English bond. Welsh slate roof. Rectangular on plan: double-depth, with 2-room central entrance-hall north front and 2-room principal south garden front. South front: 2 storeys, 3 irregular bays, with projecting full-height gabled bay to left and projecting gabled wing to right. Tall central 6-pane square-headed stair window with C20 glazing. Wing to right has ground-floor canted bay window with hollow-chamfered timber mullions, 3-light sash to front, and single-light sashes with glazing bars to sides beneath projecting pointed arches supporting hipped roof; pointed 3-light first-floor window with brick header arch and C20 glazing. Left bay has square ground-floor bay window with central glazed door flanked by 12-pane sashes in architraves beneath timber lintel, 6-pane sashes to side, moulded wooden cornice and hipped roof; 3-light first-floor window with C20 glazing in original opening beneath soldier arch. Rainwater head to centre bears Downe monogram and coronet. Steeply pitched roof, half-hipped to right wing. Buttressed and corniced end stack to left with tumbled-in brick to offsets, similar axial stack to right wing. Contemporary single-storey outhouses adjoin to left. North front: unsympathetic C20 timber porch and lobby extension over original segmental-pointed entrance with part-glazed 6-panelled door in chamfered surround to right, a pair of narrow sashes with glazing bars beneath pointed relieving arch, two C20 inserted windows. First floor: pointed 3-light window to left with C20 glazing, 4 sashes with glazing bars to right beneath raised eaves. Hipped roof to left cross wing, axial stack to right. Single-storey and attic coach-house adjoins to right with buttress to north-west corner, plate-glass windows inserted in former entance to north gable end, with 2-fold pointed loft door above, pair of board doors to right return; steeply-pitched roof Interior, altered in C20, retains original staircase with tall shafted balustrade; moulded dado rail to entrance hall; panelled doors. Contemporary with neighbouring church and school (qv), and with similar groups at nearby Hensall (North Yorkshire) and Pollington (qv). P Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971. J Killeen, A Short History of Cowick Hall, 1967, p 27-29. R Dixon and S Muthesius, Victorian Architecture, 1978, p 49 and p 208. Photographs in NMR.

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