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Description: The Priory
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 134474
OS Grid Reference: SO9695524018
OS Grid Coordinates: 396955, 224018
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9147, -2.0457
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SO 9624 PRESTBURY HIGH STREET
17/69 The Priory
Semi-detached house, formerly one house (q.v. The Little Priory,
Mill Street). C14, C16-early C17, and C18. Close-studded timber
framing with some bracing, pebble-dashed infill exposed at first
floor level of three left-hand bays. Ground floor now mostly
random squared and dressed limestone. Left gable end timber-
framed. Five bays to right coursed squared and dressed limestone.
Stone slate roof. Ashlar stacks one restored C20. Rectangular
main body with C18 range at right-angles rear right now under a
separate ownership. Two storeys and attic lit by four hipped roof
dormers with hung slate. Nine-windowed facade lit by single and 2-
light steel casements with leaded panes. Central C20 plank door
within a flat-chamfered stone surround. Single-storey lean-to at
left gable end. Stepped coping at right gable end. Axial and
gable-end stacks. Two hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned cross
windows with cinquefoil headed lights and carved spandrels to first
floor at right gable end.
Interior; two rooms with C17 panelling. Fluted frieze above
panelling in downstairs room. Large open fireplace with bressumer
beam. Tie beams with deep flat chamfers. According to David Verey
the house incorporates a C14 hall of four bays, formerly single-
storeyed and open to the roof. The arch-braced collar beam trusses
now mostly cut back. One brace with a bowtell moulding springing
from a semi-octagonal wall post with a moulded capital was present
in 1975. Limited interior inspection. History; By 1538 the house
known to be in the ownership of Llanthony Priory and was called the
manor house or rectory.
(David Verey, The Buildings of England; The Vale and the Forest of
Listing NGR: SO9695524018
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