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The Priory, Freiston

Description: The Priory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 191997

OS Grid Reference: TF3774943693
OS Grid Coordinates: 537749, 343693
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9729, 0.0499

Location: Church Road, Freiston, Lincolnshire PE22 0LQ

Locality: Freiston
Local Authority: Boston Borough Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE22 0LQ

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Listing Text


12/81 The Priory
(formerly listed as
19.11.51 Vicarage)

G.V. II*

Former vicarage, now house. Built on the site of Frieston Priory
and possibly incorporating some earlier stonework. Late C16, C17
with early C18 and early C19 alterations. Red brick in English
and Flemish bonds with ashlar quoins and band. Plain and clay
tiled roof with brick coped tumbled gables and kneelers. 2 gable
and single ridge stacks with moulded plinth and pairs of
diagonally set brick shafts. The rear range has 2 external wall
stacks with diagonally set shafts and knopped gable, with moulded
ashlar kneeler. Parallel ranges plan, the rear range is C16, the
front range a C17 addition refronted c.1720. 2 storey plus
garret, 7 bay front, with central 6 panel door with overlight,
panelled reveals, fluted pilasters and frieze to pedimented
doorcase, flanked by 3 glazing bar sashes, with rubbed brick
splayed arches. To first floor 7 similar windows. The gable
walls have plinths and circular lights to the garret. Interior.
Retains late C16 dogleg staircase with large balusters, moulded
eandrail, knopped newel, pulvinated frieze to closed string.
Beneath the stairs a small cellar with stone walls, possibly a
remnant of the Priory. In the rear range on ground and first
floors are deeply moulded beams each bearing different
elaborately moulded stops. The front range has early C18
panelling in part, mantle shelves and shutters. Clasped purl in
roofs. The property was held by the King following the
Dissolution of the Monasteries. It was disposed of between 1714
and 1729 to the Dryden family, which may date the re-fronting.
Source: Thompson, History of Boston.

Listing NGR: TF3774943693

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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