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St John's Priory, Poling

Description: St John's Priory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 298030

OS Grid Reference: TQ0466405690
OS Grid Coordinates: 504664, 105690
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8413, -0.5148

Location: 227 Poling Street, Poling, West Sussex BN18 9PS

Locality: Poling
Local Authority: Arun District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN18 9PS

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Listing Text

St John's Priory
(formerly listed as
Fairplace Farmhouse
incorporating remains
of St John's Priory)


At one time called Fairplace Farmhouse. A Preceptory or Commandery of the Knights
Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem was founded here in C12. In 1541 it was
suppressed and the buildings granted to Arundel College, which was itself suppressed
in 1546. The surviving buildings consist of the C13 Chapel adapted into a dwelling in
the C16 and altered about 1830. It is built of stone rubble, flints and red brick
with some timber-framing exposed at the back. Four stone buttresses to the front.
Horsham slab roof. Casement windows in deep reveals. Pointed stone doorway with
archivolt and dripstone. 2 storeys, 4 windows. The east wall has flanking buttresses
and a blocked pointed window. To the west is an extension of 2 window bays in red
brick dating from about 1830.

Listing NGR: TQ0465905693

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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