Description: The Deanery, Priors Hall and Adjoining Boundary Wall to South West
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 228966
OS Grid Reference: TG2353908849
OS Grid Coordinates: 623539, 308849
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6313, 1.3018
TG 2308 NE THE CLOSE
26.2.54 The Deanery, Priors Hall
and adjoining boundary wall
to south-west (formerly
listed as The Deanery.
Former Deanery, originally the Prior's Lodging, now sub-divided.
C13 with C16, C17 and later remodelling and additions. Flint and
brick rubble with stone and some brick dressings; pantile roof.
South facade in 3 parts: Left Part 2 storeys and attic; scattered
fenestration includes blocked C13 lancets, mullioned and transomed
window with leaded lights and a 2-light window with cusped head.
Plain brick stringcourse. 2 stepped gables each with a 3-light attic
window. Centre Part: Hipped gable-fronted projecting wing has chequer-
work with brick dressings. 2 flat-headed sashes with glazing bars under
earlier cambered, brick arches. Right Part: Hipped gable - front
extension to cross-wing with stepped gable. Red brick facade with
rubble side walls. Ground floor arcade of 3 round-headed arches with
linked imposts has sash window with glazing bars in centre, 2 large
first-floor sashes under cambered gauged brick arches. Entered from
the left side through a door with glazing bars. Another door, a
Venetian window and stepped gable to right. Left side elevation
including rear wing and boundary wall to south-west, formed the
east wall of the west claustral range of the Cathedral Priory.
Blocked arches, brick dressings and 2 mullioned and transomed windows
attest numerous building periods. Rear elevation has two 2-light
Late C15 windows on ground floor and 4 first-floor sashes.
Interior (not inspected during the re-survey) is noted as having
a doorway with 4-centred head and moulded spandrels, and a fine
mid C16 Renaissance carved overmantei in the library.
Listing NGR: TG2353908849
Source: English Heritage
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