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The Priory, Alcester

Description: The Priory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 305292

OS Grid Reference: SP0866557568
OS Grid Coordinates: 408665, 257568
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2163, -1.8746

Location: Priory Road, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5EA

Locality: Alcester
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B49 5EA

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Listing Text

SP0857 (East side)
4/132 No.81 (The Priory)


House and attached factory. c.1830. Colourwashed brick with moulded stucco and
colourwashed stone dressings; wing rendered. Tile roof; brick lateral stacks.
F-plan. Gothick style. 2 storeys; 4-window range. Main range has projecting
one-bay centre wih studded double leaf doors and window above. Coped gable,
corbelled out left and right, with small blind lancet. 16-pane sashes
throughout. Doors and windows have stucco hood moulds. Ground-floor window on
left blocked. Large projecting wing on right with porch, possibly C20, in
re-entrant angle. Wing is much more elaborately treated. Moulded plinth and 4
piers. Central bay has sashes with Gothick glazing. Narrower bays have small
blind lancets with hood moulds on each floor. Elaborate crenellated parapet,
with taller central section hiding roof. 2 moulded string courses, the upper
interrupted by central blind window. Tops of piers have quatrefoil panels.
Double-leaf doors lead into loggia open to rear. To rear': 2 gabled wings with
irregular late C20 fenestration. Factory attached at right angles on right.
Brick with tile roof. 2 storeys, 11-window range. Entrance inside loggia.
Segmental arched cast iron windows with glazing bars and centre-hung opening
lights. Interior not inspected. In the mid 19th century The Priory was known as
'Priory Works', and was one of the main needleshops of the district. It was run
by Joseph Harrison. By 1890 neddlemaking had ceased, and bicycles were produced,

(G. Edward Saville (ed), Needlemakers and Needlemaking of the Alcester,
Sambourne and Studley Area, 1981, pp.XVI-XVII).

Listing NGR: SP0866557568

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Source: English Heritage

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