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Description: Priory Farmhouse
Date Listed: 26 April 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 138693
OS Grid Reference: SU6885452557
OS Grid Coordinates: 468854, 152557
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2680, -1.0144
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SU 65 SE MAPLEDURWELL & UP NATELY ANDWELL LANE
26.4.57 Priory Farmhouse
C12, C17, C19. Incorporating the remains of the Priory of St Mary. An alien priory of
the Order of Tiron, founded about 1130 and dissolved in 1391. The standard monastic
layout took the form of small buildings on a simple pattern, with a church (aisleless
nave and chancel) to the north of the cloisters, an eastern range (chapter house and
dormitory), a southern range and western ranges. All but the western range is
now the garden of the farmhouse, the boundary wall being the outside walls of the
former buildings; this is of flint which incorporates squared stonework and a later
brick weathered top, and varies in thickness. The north and eastern wall (C14) of the
western range is now part of the farmhouse, again of flint; it incorporates 2 pointed
stone arches, a small upper stone framed window, and some stonework. The farmhouse is
L-shaped of 2 storeys the northern part being the monastic walling.Above this in the
north gable there is exposed timber-framing. The house west wall (C18 of 3 windows)
has red brickwork in Flemish bond (with blue headers) and cambered openings. The south
part of the house (early C19) has a symmetrical front (south) of 3 windows and a west
side of 2, red brick in Flemish bond, cambered openings, plinth. Brick porch with
pointed arch to doorway. Modern casements. Old tile roofing, mainly gabled but hipped
at the outer angle.
Listing NGR: SU6932351538
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Source: English Heritage
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