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Outbuildings to Watton Abbey, Watton

Description: Outbuildings to Watton Abbey

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 167882

OS Grid Reference: TA0232649907
OS Grid Coordinates: 502326, 449907
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9352, -0.4428

Location: Watton, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 9AQ

Locality: Watton
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO25 9AQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Site of Watton Gilbertine Priory, Two Possible Medieval Archery Butts and Civil War Earthworks, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

TA 04 NW (north side, off)

15/70 Outbuildings to Watton


Priory buildings, now outbuildings. Probably late C16, with later additions
and alterations. Pinkish-yellow brick with moulded brick and ashlar
dressings, some ashlar infill and remains of plain tile roof. 2 storeys,
the upper of which is recessed slightly, 11 bays. Ashlar plinth. Entrance
to third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and between tenth and
eleventh bays. Those to fourth, fifth and sixth are C20 inserted cart and
stable openings: that to fourth a cart opening with basket arch and plank
door; that to fifth a stable opening under cambered head; that to sixth a
cart entrance with timber lintel and plank door. Otherwise original
entrances but now all partly infilled. Those to third, seventh and nineth
bays have Tudor arches with chamfered surrounds under rubbed brick
hoodmoulds with label stops; that to ninth bay now has inserted pointed
plank door. Between tenth and eleventh bay a basket-arched opening with
roll-moulded ashlar surround, within chamfered brick surround and under
rubbed brick hoodmould with label stops. Window openings to first, second,
eighth and tenth bays: mainly remains of square wooden casements with
chamfered brick inner jambs, chamfered ashlar sills and jambs to two-thirds
height and chamfered brick heads under rubbed brick hoodmoulds with label
stops. To eleventh bay are remains of an original window of 2-ogeed-lights
with eroded chamfered ashlar mullion within similar brick and ashlar
surround and under hoodmould. Rubbed brick first-floor band. First-floor
openings,similar windows with rubbed brick sills (some now cemented over),
chamfered brick jambs and lintels and rubbed brick hoodmoulds with label
stops; some have remains of C20 casement windows. Stepped eaves band.
Ashlar kneeler and brick copings to left gable, remains of centre front
stack. Remains of roof to left. To left gable end a C20 opening and above
a pitching door under cambered arch. Tumbled-in brickwork to left gable
end. To rear: remains of a now blocked opening to eleventh bay. Inserted
off-centre entrance. To tenth bay a now mainly blocked pointed arch over
stream with chamfered hoodmould. Stream emerges to front from round arch
with chamfered ashlar surround within C19 brick wall approximately 2 metres
to front of building. Tunnel has chamfered ribs. Part of the priory
founded c1150 for the Gilbertian order. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The
East Riding, 1978, p 361.

Listing NGR: TA0230849906

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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