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The Priory, Owston and Newbold

Description: The Priory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 190607

OS Grid Reference: SK7749607960
OS Grid Coordinates: 477496, 307960
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6638, -0.8556

Location: Main Street, Owston, Leicestershire LE15 8DH

Locality: Owston and Newbold
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 8DH

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Listing Text


SK 70 NE MAIN STREET (West Side)

2/79 The Priory



House, formerly Vicarage. Mid Cl7 with mid Victorian additions now forming
entrance front. Finely coursed ironstone rubble with white ashlar dressings,
and stone tiled roof. Two storeyed with attic. Victorian entrance front
with service wing recessed to left, and projecting full height porch with
replaced or recut C15 doorway with hollow chamfered four-centred arch. Single
window above beneath coped gable. Porch has gathered and stepped buttresses.
To its right a broader gable with tall 4-light ovolo moulded mullioned and
transomed window lighting stairs, and 3-light stone mullioned window to right,
2-lights above. West side has expressed chimney in Victorian range, and gable
end of original house, with a Victorian mullioned window, one on each floor.
Apex of gable is filled with white ashlar. South front represents the original
Cl7 building; symmetrical about a central doorway, C15 with hollow chamfered
four-centred archway. Flanking it are Victorian canted bay windows with stone
mullions and transoms and parapets. To either side of the bays the plinth
is dropped to take the former window openings, the quoins of which may still
partially be seen. 3 and 2-light ovolo moulded mullions to first floor, which
is partially of white ashlar. These windows appear to be Victorian renewals.
Centrally placed, a small coped gabled dormer with roof that springs high
above the eaves level and containing a 2-light window and sundial in the apex.
Sundial carries a date, almost illegible but may be 1649. Central stack with
4 stone shafts. Coped gables.

Listing NGR: SK7749607960

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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