Cockerham Vicarage

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Cockerham Vicarage
Cockerham Vicarage is located in the City of Lancaster district
Cockerham Vicarage
Location within the City of Lancaster district
General information
Location Cockerham, Lancashire
Country England
Coordinates 53°57′51″N 2°49′05″W / 53.9641°N 2.8180°W / 53.9641; -2.8180Coordinates: 53°57′51″N 2°49′05″W / 53.9641°N 2.8180°W / 53.9641; -2.8180
Opened 1843 (1843)
Technical details
Material Squared sandstone with steep slate roofs
Floor count 3
Design and construction
Architect Edmund Sharpe
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name The Old Rectory
Designated 07 March 1985
Reference no. 1071797

Cockerham Vicarage is in Rectory Road, Cockerham, Lancashire, England. Originally a vicarage, it was later used as a nursing home. The vicarage is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1] It was built in 1843 for John Dodson, the church's rector, and designed by the Lancaster architect Edmund Sharpe.[2][3] It is constructed in sandstone with slate roofs.[1] The building is in three storeys, with tall chimneys and steeply pitched gables. The doorway has a Tudor arch, and above it is a shield carved with an open Bible inscribed "ROM V" (meaning Romans, chapter 5), and a wreath inscribed with "LUCERNA PEDIBUS" (meaning "A lantern to my feet"). There is also a date stone inscribed "I.D.1843".[2]

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  1. ^ a b Historic England, "15 and 16, Rectory Gardens, Cockerham (1071797)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 28 May 2012
  2. ^ a b Hughes, John M. (2010), Edmund Sharpe: Man of Lancaster, John M. Hughes, p. 227
  3. ^ Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, pp. 41, 212, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8