Record Details

NHER Number:40363
Type of record:Building
Name:The Old Vicarage

Summary

This former vicarage has now been converted into flats. John Bunn constructed the building in 1836 using pebble flint and brick dressings and slates for the roof. It was designed in the Neo-Classical style and features a stringcourse, quoined windows and a shallow roof with projecting eaves and two end chimneystacks. It has been reported that human remains and weapons were found when the house was built, but the date of these finds was not ascertained.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 93631 40539
Map Sheet:TF94SW
Parish:WIGHTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Former vicarage now flats. 1836 by John Bunn.
Pebble flint, brick dressings. Slate roof. Neo-Classical rectangle. Façade to north, two storeys and six bays. Brick plinth, quoins, string course. 20th century porch. Quoined windows. East garden front of four bays, offcentre door. Hipped shallow roof with projecting eaves and two end chimneystacks to east front.
Details from (S1).
(S2) notes that when house was built 'a large quantity of human bones and old pikes were found, supposed to be derived from a battle between Saxons and Danes.' However note the number of Roman sites in area.
E. Rose (NLA) 17 April 2004.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1836 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • PIKE (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Holmes, Rev. J.E.. 1985. All Saints Church, Wighton..
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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