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Description: St Bees School, Music Room in Former Chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega
Date Listed: 9 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 76165
OS Grid Reference: NX9691012130
OS Grid Coordinates: 296910, 512130
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4940, -3.5931
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NX 91 SE (INSET) ST BEES B5345 (West side)
8/67 St Bees School, Music
St Bees School, Music
room in former
chancel to Priory
Church of St Mary and
Chancel to Priory Church, now music room for St Bees School. Rebuilt late C12;
south aisle added late C13/early C14. Unroofed at Dissolution; re-roofed and
south arcade walled up when converted for use as lecture room in early C10.
Wooden floor inserted. Sandstone blocks. North side and east end have moulded
plinth, string, decoratively carved cavetto eaves moulding, and pilaster buttresses
between windows. 5-bay north side has tall lancets with waterleaf capitals
(to nook-shafts, now lost). East end has 3 lancets of equal height with waterleaf
capitals; some en-delit nook-shafts survive. Remains of (stepped?? lancets
in gable. 4-bay south arcade has windows inserted in blocking walls; steps
up to door. Fragmentary remains of south and east walls to aisle. Internally,
removal of rubbish below wooden floor in 1981 uncovered medieval flagged floor
with steps up to altar platform; (C14?) effigy or woman against north wall.
In music room, east wall retains ornate 2-tier late C12 blind arcading between
Listing NGR: NX9690912130
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Source: English Heritage
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