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Cookhill Priory, Cookhill

Description: Cookhill Priory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 148363

OS Grid Reference: SP0536657274
OS Grid Coordinates: 405366, 257274
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2137, -1.9229

Location: Cookhill, Worcestershire B49 5LB

Locality: Cookhill
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: B49 5LB

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Listing Text


6/89 Cookhill Priory



Farmhouse incorporating remnants of Cistercian nunnery. Probably C15 with
additions of 1763 and early C20. Timber-frame, mostly clad in brick;
additions of brick with ahslar dressings. Front (west) range 1763 and
early C20, rear range parallel to front, and slightly longer to south.
West front: two storeys, brick parapet over modillioned stone cornice,
stone band to ground floor, ashlar quoins; angled bay window to left,
four windows to rest of front, all with moulded stone architraves and
glazing-bar sashes; the three windows to the right are the early C20
addtion; ground floor: architraves have keystones, entrance immediately
to right of bay has stone doorcase; Doric pilasters and segmental pediment.
Interior reported to have a staircase with turned balusters and ramped hand-
rail, C18 doorcases and a C18 chimneypiece. The extensive earthworks around
the house are scheduled as an Ancient Monument. The nunnery was founded in
C12. (VCH 3, pp 419-420; BoE p 123-4; P Reid, 1980, Burke's and Savill's
Guide to Country Houses, Vol II, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire,
Worcestershire, London, pp 198-199).

Listing NGR: SP0536657274

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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