1931 – Blakesley

The Vicarage, Blakesley, near Towcester, Northamptonshire

This address is given on the 1932 Probate record for Revd Gaul (accessed through Ancestry.co.uk) which states as follows:

GAUL the reverend Charles Ernest of The Vicarage Blakesley near Towcester Northamptonshire clerk died 15 December 1931 Probate London 17 February to Bessie Gaul widow. Effects £1415 13s.

Blakesley VicarageThis photograph of The Vicarage, Blakesley was taken some time between 1896 and 1920. It is copyright English Heritage and may be viewed on their site here.

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Above is a link to the Google Earth View of the property, which is a Grade II listed building (1987). Here is the listing text:

Former vicarage, now house. 1839 by George Gilbert Scott. Coursed squared ironstone, plain tile roof, blue brick end and rear lateral stacks. Double-depth plan. 2 storeys and attic; 3-window range. Central part-glazed door approached by 3 stone steps in moulded stone surround with 4-centred head, cut spandrels and hood mould. Recessed panel above door. 3-light chamfered stone mullion and transom windows to first floor left and right, and above door, the latter with hood mould. 3-light chamfered stone mullion windows to first floor left and right; dormer windows above with similar 2-light windows and stone-coped gables with kneelers. Central bay breaks forward and has stepped string course and one-light window in gable with double-chamfered stone surround. Stone-coped gables with kneelers. Lower, 2-storey, one-window wing to left incorporates some older structure. Interior: central staircase hall with open-well staircase with turned balusters. One original veined marble chimneypiece. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, 1973, p.517; D.Cole, The Work of Sir Gilbert Scott, 1980, pp.15 and 207; P.B. Kingston, Blakesley Then and Now, 1983, p.25).

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