Description: Ruins of Broomholm Priory
Date Listed: 16 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 224216
OS Grid Reference: TG3475433247
OS Grid Coordinates: 634754, 333247
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8455, 1.4847
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Broomholm Priory, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
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BACTON ABBEY STREET
9/1 Ruins of Broomholm
Ruins of Cluniac Priory. Founded 1113. C12-C13. Flint with ashlar
dressings. North transept. Exterior with flat buttresses, at north-west
corner remains of round arch with billet mouldings. C12 arches to eastern
chapel, enlarged C13, and into north aisle. Round arched upper windows.
Interior is 2 stage elevation. Arcade of round, roll moulded arches separated
by colonettes rising to clerestory. Storeys differentiated by string courses.
Interior divided into 2 storeys by insertion of reinforced concrete floor
1940 when lower room sealed and pierced by horizontal corner splayed slits
for use as machine-gun emplacement. Upper floor now at arch and clerestory
level. No aisles survive. Paired C13 pointed arches carried on scalloped
or stiff-leaf capitals below string course. Clerestory with internal wall
passage. Winder staircase to north-east. Chapter House. Abuts south wall
of south transept. Rectangular. North and south walls survive with internal
C13 arcading of pointed arches, deeply undercut and supported on moulded
capitals and shafts. Shafts now gone. At east end window opens into south
transept. Length of south nave aisle wall to west of chapter house : facing
stones-removed leaving scars of former doors and windows. To south of chapter
house dormitory and undercroft. Vaulting springers remain to undercroft and
rectangular plan of this range visible by arrangement of fragments of walls
standing isolated at intervals. One ashlar dressed arched window at first
floor in east wall. Remains of fireplace and arched recess at south end.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, County number 169.
Listing NGR: TG3475433247
Source: English Heritage
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