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The Vicarage


The original date of the timber-framed vicarage is uncertain but it is thought to date from the 13th or 14th century, with 15th century modifications and a 17th century extension. Radley Vicarage might well be the oldest building in the country to have been in continuous use as the home of a church’s incumbent. It still possesses much of its original character with many wooden beams and low ceilings and an impressive 15th century oak doorway. In 1869 the church’s new patron Radley College paid for a red brick extension. In the late 1980s this Victorian building was detached and is today called Gore House and used by Radley College as staff accommodation.

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