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Description: Priory House
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 131943
OS Grid Reference: SO8023903234
OS Grid Coordinates: 380239, 203234
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7275, -2.2875
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SO 8003 SW LEONARD STANLEY CHURCH ROAD
12/69 Priory House
Large detached farmhouse. Early-mid C17; refronted c1750 for
Robert Sandford. Ashlar limestone; coursed rubble; roughcast
render; ashlar and artificial stone rebuilt chimneys; stone slate
roof. Three-storey with cellar; central staircase plan. Front:
fenestration 1:3:1, 12-pane sashes to ground and middle floors, 9-
pane to upper floor, all with thick glazing bars and plain beaded
architraves. Central break forward with pediment containing a
blazon of the Sandford arms. Central pedimented doorway with
moulded architraves and pulvinated frieze; double 3-panel doors
with rectangular fanlight over. Central window above has similar
architraves and frieze with flat cornice; eared architraves to
upper floor window above. Plain middle floor band and moulded
cornice below plain parapet. Hipped roofs. South side: parapet
and band continues from front elevation; 4-window fenestration as
to front. Outer ground floor and right middle floor openings have
been blocked. Rear: 2 wings with recessed centre. Roughcast with
ashlar quoins; parapet continues from sides. Single-window
fenestration to ends of wings and centre: C19 restored mullioned
and transomed casements with hoodmoulds to ground and middle floors
of wings; 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned casements above
with hood. Central doorway with double 6-panel glazed doors; late
C19 framed porch; rusticated architraves to round-arched staircase
sash over; 2-light casement above. North side: scattered C19
mullioned and transomed fenestration; off-centre chimney gable
with rebuilt stack. Area of ashlar to ground floor right with
Tudor-arched doorway having plank and cover strip door.
Interior: spacious hall with open well staircase having 3
barleysugar balusters to each step, fluted Doric newels, and ramped
handrail with wreathed ends. Dado panelling. Service staircase
with splat balusters is probably survival from C17 house. Upper
floor is incomplete with unplastered walls, no floor boards and
unfinished ceilings. Extensive brick-vaulted cellars are C18.
Stands immediately adjacent to church and adds to the group.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Leonard Stanley' in V.C.H. Glos. x, pp 257-267;
and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SO8024003228
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Source: English Heritage
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