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St John's Priory, Including the Ruins of the Priory

A Grade II* Listed Building in New Romney, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9858 / 50°59'9"N

Longitude: 0.94 / 0°56'23"E

OS Eastings: 606441

OS Northings: 124829

OS Grid: TR064248

Mapcode National: GBR T07.4FT

Mapcode Global: FRA D6VH.XNW

Entry Name: St John's Priory, Including the Ruins of the Priory

Listing Date: 28 August 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025316

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175049

Location: New Romney, Shepway, Kent, TN28

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: New Romney

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TR 0624
1/14

HIGH STREET(North West Side)
St John's Priory, including the ruins of the Priory

28.8.51.

GV
II*
A large L-shaped house with early C18 front, possibly older behind the facade.
2-storeys attics and basement red brick on a base of stone rubble with flint
galleting. Tiled roof with 2 hipped dormers to the Ashford Road elevation.
Parapet. 7 sashes facing High Street, 3 sashes and 2 blank window spaces facing
Ashford Road. Glazing bars intact except in 3 ground floor windows on the
High Street front and brick architraves above. Doorcase up 5 steps in a
moulded architrave surround with rectangular fanlight, large flat hood on carved
brackets and door of 8 fielded panels. 2 inserted bow windows. The side facing
Ashford Road has a recessed doorcase with rectangular fanlight over. The
interior retains some panelling and a good staircase with 2 turned balusters
to each tread and scrolled tread ends.
To the rear of the house are the ruins of a medieval Priory founded in the Cl3.
The main part of these consists of a small building of stone rubble with a
tiled roof. 2 storeys. 3 windows, 1 of which is a small rectangular window.
The other windows have 2 lights each, with a corbel head in the spandrel
between the lights and a dripstone over. Pointed doorway (now bricked up) with
similar corbel head over. Another pointed doorway (unblocked) to the North
without corbel head. Beamed interior. Behind this complete building to the
North is a reconstructed wall made up of Medieval stones. It contains one
small pointed window, 2 small rectangular windows, 1 blocked window of 2 quatrefoil-
headed lights with a corbel bracket over, and in the centre of the wall a large
depressed (almost square-headed) archway (now bricked up) with the remains of a
window over it and a corbel bracket.

Nos 38 & 40, St John's Priory, Nos 46 & 48 form a group.


Listing NGR: TR0644124829

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