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The Priory, Godalming

Description: The Priory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1947
English Heritage Building ID: 291332

OS Grid Reference: SU9683443944
OS Grid Coordinates: 496834, 143944
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1865, -0.6158

Locality: Godalming
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU7 1EQ

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Listing Text

SU 9643 NE
(west side)
No 33 (Nos 1 and 2
The Priory)

House, now 2 dwellings. Probably late C16 rear wing; mostly mid-late C18, with
mid C19 additions. 2 storeys. 7 bays, 2:4:1, canted round corner, the 4
central bays C18 with C16 wing to rear right and C18 wing to rear centre; bays 1
and 2 a mid-C19 addition with rear wing; bay 7 a mid-C19 addition. Plinth;
sashes with glazing bars in reveals with gauged flat brick arches and project-
ing sills. 6-panel door to bay 3 in panelled reveal with pilastered architrave
having acanthus leaf capitals, frieze with end paterae and cornice; similar door
to bay 7, on left, the architrave roll-moulded and corniced. Bay 4 windows
tripartite, the first floor window Venetian, having 4-pane sashes flanking
central sash with glazing bars. Shutters to windows on ground floor of bays
4-6. Windows to bays 1 and 2 blind. Parapet. Roof over bays 3-6 has mansard
end on right; roof hipped at left end with stack; other stacks over bays 6 and
7. Rear: the C16 wing on left has tile-hung gable with one first floor window
in reveal and brick inner (right-hand) return with a leaded-light casement
window to each floor and another on ground floor replacing former door. Central
C18 wing has canted end with a Venetian window on each floor having sash windows
with glazing bars and architraves; stepped dentilled eaves; old chimney at
junction with front range. To right of this wing is narrow bay with small-pane
door in trellis porch below tile-hung first floor with sash with glazing bars in
flush wood reveal. C19 wing on right has a tripartite window on each floor with
4-pane sashes flanking 12-pane sashes, that on ground floor larger and in
trellised loggia with swept roof; stepped dentilled eaves; hipped roof with
gablet and lateral stack on right. Right return: C16 wing, masked on ground
floor by C20 additions (not of special interest), has square-panelled timber-
framing to first floor (No 2, The Priory) and small 2-light window; it is joined
to front range by C19 brick link bay which has round-arched first floor window.
Interior: No 1 The Priory has Imperial stair with stick balusters, moulded
handrails with spiral curtails, and wave-moulded treads; ground-floor rooms on
right have mid-late C18-style fireplace surrounds with acanthus leaf, festoon
and vase ornamentation. The C16 wing was at one time a pub, The Swan Inn.

Listing NGR: SU9683843836

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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