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Chilton Priory, Chilton Polden

Description: Chilton Priory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 269457

OS Grid Reference: ST3738538937
OS Grid Coordinates: 337385, 138937
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1463, -2.8965

Location: Bath Road, Chilton Polden, Somerset TA7 9AH

Locality: Chilton Polden
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA7 9AH

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Listing Text


9/18 Chilton Priory
- II

Folly, subsequently much enlarged to become a country house. Tower and wing at
rear 1838, for William Stradling, an antiquarian and collector, to house his
collection; remainder added mid/late C19, some C20 alterations; the whole
fabric incorporates re-used medieval and later features. Coursed and squared
rubble, freestone dressings, embattled parapets, flat bitumenised roofs, rubble
stacks. Earliest portion in Gothick style, later addition in Tudor style with
mock-military mannerisms; irregular plan and elevations. Tower adjacent to
roadside, 3 storeys, diagonal buttresses with offsets, octagonal stair-turret,
on first floor an oriel, stone-mullioned and transomed windows, on second floor
single light windows with cusped heads, an iron casement to each, string below
battlements with gargoyles. Single storey wing attached to east of tower, lancet
windows with cusped heads, gabled porch to south with door opening in a
re-used Perpendicular surround, door dated 1616. The attached ranges to south
and east of 2 storeys, stone mullioned windows, lancets, turrets and angular
bays. Interior features of interest predominantly confined to the early part of
the building including re-used C17 altar rail; medieval stained glass; carved
corbels; and fireplace in a massive freestone surround. Attached garage and
outbuildings to east are not of special interest. (Stradling William, Chilton
Priory, 1839).

Listing NGR: ST3738538937

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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