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Cowshed About 60 Metres South of Priory Farmhouse, Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield

Description: Cowshed About 60 Metres South of Priory Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 321207

OS Grid Reference: ST7995140324
OS Grid Coordinates: 379951, 140324
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1618, -2.2881

Location: Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire BA12 7JB

Locality: Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 7JB

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Listing Text

ST 74 SE
(south side)
Cowshed about 75 metres
south west of Priory Farm -
house (formerly listed as Remains
of Augustinian Priory)

The address shall be amended to read
(south side)
Cowshed about 60 metres south
of Priory Farmhouse (formerly
listed as Remains of Augustinian


ST 74 SE
(south side)
1/101 Cowshed about 75 metres south west
of Priory Farmhouse (formerly listed
6.1.66 as Remains of Augustinian Priory)
Hall house and gatehouse, now disused cowshed. C15, altered C19
and C20. Rubble stone, corrugated asbestos roof, formerly
thatched, two truncated external lateral stone stacks. Two-storey.
North west side has planked door to right, large Tudor-arched
blocked opening, former gateway, to left, Tudor-arched chamfered
doorway and square-headed chamfered doorway to centre, the latter
three openings within C20 covered yard. First floor has two 2-
light chamfered mullioned windows to _left, three chamfered single
blocked windows and Tudor-arched planked door to right, small
canopied image niche over centre Tudor-arched doorway. Rear,
facing south east, has large Tudor-arched blocked doorway, former
gateway to right, blocked square-headed doorway and three C19
segmental-headed windows. First floor has two chamfered lights,
two blocked pointed lights and open doorway, two truncated external
stacks. C19 lean-to extension to left return.
Interior has C19 cowstalls to ground floor, C19 ceiling and first
floor. First floor retains roof of 5-bay hall house; two arch-
braced collar trusses with chamfered soffits to east, three collar
and tie-beam trusses with cranked collars and lower king struts to
west, two tiers of purlins with curved windbracing, chamfered to 3
eastern bays only. Two added bays to west end, single-storey only.
Two inserted, blocked stone fireplaces to south wall; west one
post-dating a pointed window. Represents part of a C12 women's
leper hospital founded by Manasser Biset, steward to Henry II,
before 1164, became a small Augustinian Priory in 1190. At the
Dissolution there were 5 canons and the lands of the priory were
then acquired by the Seymour family. This building is probably
late medieval, of several phases and was on the south side of the
domestic ranges.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; V.C.H.,
Wiltshire, Vol III, 1956)

Listing NGR: ST7995140324

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Source: English Heritage

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