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Description: Dodford Priory
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 156359
OS Grid Reference: SO9325572834
OS Grid Coordinates: 393255, 272834
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3535, -2.1004
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Dodford Priory Moated Site, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
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SO 97 SW DODFORD WITH GRAFTON CP PRIORY ROAD (east side)
9/96 Dodford Priory
(Formerly listed as Dodford
23.4.52 Priory incorporating remains
of Augustinian Priory)
Priory, rebuilt as farmhouse, now house. C12 origins, altered and extended
late C16 and early C17; further alterations of mid-C19 and late C20. Part
coursed dressed sandstone rubble, part brick and part timber-framed with
painted and rendered brick infill; plain tiled roofs. L-plan; main part of
four bays aligned east/west, large external sandstone chimney with three
diagonal brick stacks to south elevation, also large internal chimney to
south of centre with two diagonal brick stacks projecting from south roof
pitch; large C19 stack at west end; wing of two framed bays adjoins east end
and has a large central chimney with two star-shaped ridge stacks. Two
storeys, attic and cellar. Framing: north-east wing has three rows of panels
at first floor level, some close-set studding at south end; long straight
braces in lower corners and collar and tie-beam trusses with struts and V-
struts in each apex; main part has similar trusses at gable ends, close-set
struts at west end and with two collars at east end. Main north elevation:
windows in main part are all C19 casements of three lights with transoms
and irregularly spaced; three ground floor windows (one with cambered head)
and four first floor windows; main entrance to right of centre has a C20
gabled glazed timber porch and narrow C17 door within. Attic lights in gable
ends. North-east wing has a cellar door with a cambered head, a 3-light ground
floor casement, a blocked first floor window and a pair of attic lights in its
north gable end; there are two blocked first floor windows and a half-glazed C20
door in the angle with the main part. Interior: heavy beamed ceilings throughout
and large fireplaces. North-east wing has an open well staircase with spiral
balusters and moulded handrail; on the first floor are the remains of wall paint-
ings (still mainly beneath limewash). On the south-west side of the building is
a chamfered pointed doorway which survives from the original priory. This was
founded in c1184 for Augustinian canons and was then granted to Halesowen Abbey
in 1464. The manor and priory were passed to the Dudley family in 1538 and later
to the Wylde family. Dodford Priory stands on a former moated..site. (VCH 3 (i),
p 26; BoE, p 132).
Listing NGR: SO9325572834
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Source: English Heritage
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