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Description: The Priory (Nursing Home)
Date Listed: 18 February 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 194957
OS Grid Reference: TF3339187576
OS Grid Coordinates: 533391, 387576
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3682, 0.0033
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TF 38 NW 1/274
Elevation to road plain, but garden front ornamental Gothick. Built 1818 by
Thomas Espin, FSA, artist and amateur architect, who is buried in the Mausoleum
in the grounds (qv). Plan of intersecting cubes. Interior Gothick, especially
the library and stairs, the latter having a Gothick balustrade in cast iron.
Garden front of 2 storeys in stucco. Centre gabled, with openwork cresting with
finial. On 1st floor, a 2-light window with dripmould. Octagonal end pilasters.
Porch between angle buttresses with openwork cresting. Arched doorway with dripmould
with mask terminals. Left-hand section has openwork cresting above one window
on lst floor and bay window on ground floor, hung sashes with glazing bars below
joined dripmoulds. Right-hand section similar, a symmetrical composition. Steps
from garden wall with 4 posts with pyramidal caps. Roof retiled. Other elevations
are unremarkable, 2 storeys.
The Priory, Ruins and Mausoleum form a group.
Listing NGR: TF3339187576
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Source: English Heritage
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