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.


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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