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St John's Priory, Including the Ruins of the Priory, New Romney

Description: St John's Priory, Including the Ruins of the Priory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 175049

OS Grid Reference: TR0644124829
OS Grid Coordinates: 606441, 124829
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9858, 0.9400

Location: High Street, New Romney, Kent TN28 8BZ

Locality: New Romney
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN28 8BZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Part of a Cistercian Grange, North of New Romney High Street, Also Known As Romney Priory, 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.

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Listing Text

(North West Side)

St John's Priory,
including the ruins
of the Priory
TR 0624 1/14 28.8.51.


A large L-shaped house with early C18 front, possibly older behind the facade.
2-storeys attics and basement red brick on a base of stone rubble with flint
galleting. Tiled roof with 2 hipped dormers to the Ashford Road elevation.
Parapet. 7 sashes facing High Street, 3 sashes and 2 blank window spaces facing
Ashford Road. Glazing bars intact except in 3 ground floor windows on the
High Street front and brick architraves above. Doorcase up 5 steps in a
moulded architrave surround with rectangular fanlight, large flat hood on carved
brackets and door of 8 fielded panels. 2 inserted bow windows. The side facing
Ashford Road has a recessed doorcase with rectangular fanlight over. The
interior retains some panelling and a good staircase with 2 turned balusters
to each tread and scrolled tread ends.
To the rear of the house are the ruins of a mediaeval Priory founded in the Cl3.
The main part of these consists of a small building of stone rubble with a
tiled roof. 2 storeys. 3 windows, 1 of which is a small rectangular window.
The other windows have 2 lights each, with a corbel head in the spandrel
between the lights and a dripstone over. Pointed doorway (now bricked up) with
similar corbel head over. Another pointed doorway (unblocked) to the North
without corbel head. Beamed interior. Behind this complete building to the
North is a reconstructed wall made up of Mediaeval stones. It contains one
small pointed window, 2 small rectangular windows, 1 blocked window of 2 quatrefoil-
headed lights with a corbel bracket over, and in the centre of the wall a large
depressed (almost square-headed) archway (now bricked up) with the remains of a
window over it and a corbel bracket.

Nos 38 & 40, St John's Priory, Nos 46 & 48 form a group.

Listing NGR: TR0644124829

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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