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Outer Gatehouse and Attached Precinct Walls and Barn 200 Metres North of Priory Farmhouse, Maxstoke

Description: Outer Gatehouse and Attached Precinct Walls and Barn 200 Metres North of Priory Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 September 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 309012

OS Grid Reference: SP2345286889
OS Grid Coordinates: 423452, 286889
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4794, -1.6561

Location: Church Lane, Maxstoke, Warwickshire B46 2QW

Locality: Maxstoke
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B46 2QW

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Listing Text

SP2386 (South side)
17/107 Outer gatehouse and attached
08/09/61 precinct walls and barn 200m N
of Priory Farmhouse
(Formerly listed as Remains of
outer gatehouse and precinct
Outer gatehouse to former priory of Augustinian Canons. Early C14. Squared and
irregularly coursed sandstone. Gables of original roof remain, but the rafters
have been removed. Square plan. 2 storeys. Outer wall has at first floor a
window of 2-lights in 2-centred chamfered arch, with fragments of reticulated
tracery. On either side of this window are two C15 niches with trefoil cusping
to canopies flanked by engaged shafts. 3-centred carriageway arch of 2 chamfered
arches to each face. Inner arch is similar and has a similar window above. South
west angle has octagonal stair vice, C15/C16, in ogee headed arch. North-west
angle has a small projecting wing of 3 storeys. Adjoining precinct walls of
similar squared and irregularly coursed sandstone with gable coping. At the east
end, part of the precinct wall is incorporated in the north side wall of a C19
barn. Red brick with plain-tiled roof. Interior; Gatehouse has original cross
wall with 3-centred double chamfered arch to carriageway and on the west, a
2-centred chamfered arch for pedestrians. Diagonal and ridge ribs to vaulting to
3 bays. Doorways have C19 plank doors but early C14 reset iron furniture.
Founded l336 by William de Clinton, Earl of Huntingdon. Scheduled ancient
(VCH: Warwickshire, Vol IV; Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p350)

Listing NGR: SP2345286889

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Source: English Heritage

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