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The Priory, Blythburgh

Description: The Priory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 285534

OS Grid Reference: TM4519675336
OS Grid Coordinates: 645196, 275336
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3213, 1.5965

Location: Priory Road, Blythburgh, Suffolk IP19 9LR

Locality: Blythburgh
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 9LR

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Listing Text


2/18 The Priory


House. C17 nucleus, considerably altered and extended in several stages in late
C19/early C20 by the artist and antiquarian John Seymour Lucas RA. Timber
framed, brick extension to east, the whole plastered or roughcast rendered;
pantiled roof. 2 storeys and attic. Windows late C19/early C20 casements with
square leaded panes; asymmetrical entrance porch with overhanging first floor,
4-centre arch to doorway, boarded door with cover fillets; one ground floor
oriel window, 2 2-storey splayed bays, each surmounted by a gabled dormer; one
dormer window and one half dormer. Original stack to west; 2 late C19/early
C20 stacks with tall flues set diagonally. Attached to the west is an annexe
which is largely a reconstruction of a medieval chapel associated with the
Augustinian Priory, although parts of the walling to the west and north appear
to be original ; the remains were formerly incorporated into a cottage. Random
flint and stone, red brick dressings, pantiled roof. 2 bays, brick windows
with pointed arches, Y tracery and hoodmoulds; corbelled brickwork to eaves,
stepped brickwork to west gable, gable end stack. One room of the interior of
the house has C16 beams and panelling from a house at Saffron Walden, Essex; 2
ornamental overmantels were also added in the restoration.

Listing NGR: TM4519675336

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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