One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The residence of a vicar.
- ‘She went with Harriet, and their walk passed by the vicarage, where Mr. Elton resides.’
- ‘The vicarage will become the home of the new Archdeacon of Wiltshire, who is due to take up the post in September.’
- ‘The Church would like a priest to work part-time in Crosscrake, living in the vicarage under a ‘house for duty priest’ arrangement.’
- ‘Planning officers argue the vicarage garden is open so the new houses would be overlooked by existing properties.’
- ‘The project began with the sale of the church's old meeting hall, which was housed in a dilapidated coach house at the vicarage.’
- ‘So he clung on to his draughty vicarage in East Anglia as a man might to a small raft in stormy seas.’
- ‘In 1975 Ted retired and moved from the vicarage to a bungalow in Levens.’
- ‘Plans to subdivide the vicarage to create two houses and to build one detached and two semi-detached homes in the grounds were approved by Craven District Council's planning committee on Monday.’
- ‘The overall situation will probably mean that, in time, the community will have to become more aware of what needs to be done to maintain four churches, two priests houses, a vicarage and a community centre.’
- ‘Controversial plans to demolish a Covingham vicarage and cram 32 homes on to the site have been put on hold after protests from residents.’
- ‘It is, above all, an account that starts in a Victorian vicarage.’
- ‘A sip of tea or coffee in the lovely gardens of the vicarage is a great way to finish up the outing.’
- ‘But after eight months he is still at the vicarage, takes no services at St James's and remains on compassionate leave.’
- ‘On the front lawn of his residence, a large vicarage surrounded by a nice garden, we were greeted by the appropriately named Ms Alice Flyte.’
- ‘Last night his widow Melanie, who lived with him at their home in an old vicarage at Ulceby, North Lincolnshire, and also worked with him at the flying school, paid tribute to her husband.’
- ‘He lives in a double-fronted vicarage on Linden Avenue which has nine bedrooms and three reception rooms.’
- ‘The Rev Pam Smith offered places at the vicarage to residents, including Karin Young.’
- ‘With the return of her father from the war, the move out of the vicarage to a postwar council house, and then the death of her grandfather, Lorna Sage's childhood, and her memoir, take a decidedly ordinary turn.’
- ‘But Austen stayed at home in the vicarage, and modern theorists have found it easy to project their own ideologies onto her seemingly blank slate.’
- ‘A modest vicarage is better than a palace where, he tells an interviewer, ‘there was no such thing as privacy.’’
- 1.1historical The benefice or living of a vicar.
- ‘The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford.’
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