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The Priory, Nun Monkton

Description: The Priory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 March 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 331667

OS Grid Reference: SE5117457910
OS Grid Coordinates: 451174, 457910
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0147, -1.2205

Location: The Avenue, Nun Monkton, North Yorkshire YO26 8ES

Locality: Nun Monkton
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO26 8ES

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Listing Text

(east end)

2/25 The Priory (formerly listed
with "summerhouse and outbuild-
8.3.52 ings west of Church")


House. c1660. For George Payler. Brick in English garden wall bond with
ashlar dressings and plain tile roof. U-shaped on plan with main entrance
removed from centre of south facade to west facade. South facade: 2
storeys, with attics and cellars, 7 bays articulated by brick pilasters with
moulded ashlar bases and capitals and plain ashlar bands. Ashlar quoins.
Cellars: 6-pane fixed windows in chamfered stone frames within chamfered
plinth. 5 steps to central glazed door in architrave with shell and fruit
frieze and scrolled pediment, probably of C20 date. Ground floor:
replacement sashes with glazing bars in flush architraves with stone sills,
flat brick arches with ashlar keystones and moulded brick hoods. Ashlar
band just below level of the lintel broken by windows and pilasters. First
floor: replacement sashes with glazing bars in flush architraves, with stone
sills, flat brick arches and ashlar keystones. Mid C18 lead rainwater
heads. Pilasters support paired consoles which carry overhanging eaves of
hipped roof. Attics: 4-pane sashes to hipped-roofed dormers. Corniced end
and axial stacks. Left-hand return front has Doric porch probably removed
from centre of main front where it appears on a painting of 1773 by Nathan
Drake. Interior: central reception room has fireplace with eared surround
and relief swags and baskets of fruit. 6-fielded-panelled internal doors
with swags to overdoors. Early C18 panelling and festooned closed string
chimney-piece to right reception room. Mid C17 staircase with bulbous
balusters and swooping handrail. Mid C18 Rococo frieze to central first-
floor room. Binney M, Nun Monkton Priory, Country Life, Vol 168, Nov 6
1980. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, The West Riding, second edition, 1967.

Listing NGR: SE5117257910

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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