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N tower and attached stretch of precinct wall at Ewenny Priory (house)

A Grade I Listed Building in Ewenny, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4889 / 51°29'20"N

Longitude: -3.5685 / 3°34'6"W

OS Eastings: 291197

OS Northings: 177832

OS Grid: SS911778

Mapcode National: GBR HD.KK3J

Mapcode Global: VH5HK.3TBY

Entry Name: N tower and attached stretch of precinct wall at Ewenny Priory (house)

Location: On the N side of the Priory complex, facing Abbey Road and Ewenny River, close to the Priory churchyard and backing onto the Stable Court of Ewenny Priory (house).

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Ewenny

Locality: Ewenny Priory

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Listing Date: 3 March 1998

Last Amended: 3 March 1998

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Source ID: 19470

History

Part of the defensive circuit of precinct walling of c 1300.

Exterior

Tower of stone rubble with some ashlar, now roofless with walls not standing to full height, battlements lost. Stone arch to rear (S) joins stable courtyard; footings or remains of precinct wall adjoin rear angles on both sides. 2 storeys, heavily splayed base. N elevation has arrow loop at ground level, ruined window above. To E arrow loop, trefoil headed light to first floor and corbel table above. To W former window at ground floor level. To S incomplete wide arched ground floor entrance, core of wall formerly extending at right angles left; to right an arch now adjoining stable courtyard; remains of first floor doorway giving access to wall walk. Cross base stands nearby.

Interior

A stone vaulted room with deep and wide embrasures to windows incorporating stepped seats; scars of former ribs supported on heavy corbels.

Reasons for Listing

Listed Grade I as an important though ruinous medieval defensive structure; group value with other buildings of Ewenny Priory, especially the Stable Court, the NE Precinct Wall, the Barn and the Church of St Michael.
Scheduled Ancient Monument Gm 190 (part).

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