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The Priory and Conservatory west Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbots Leigh, North Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4597 / 51°27'35"N

Longitude: -2.662 / 2°39'43"W

OS Eastings: 354100

OS Northings: 173624

OS Grid: ST541736

Mapcode National: GBR JM.MC2M

Mapcode Global: VH88L.TK1T

Entry Name: The Priory and Conservatory west Priory

Listing Date: 16 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129806

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33405

Location: Abbots Leigh, North Somerset, BS8

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Abbots Leigh

Built-Up Area: Abbots Leigh

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Abbots Leigh with Leigh Woods

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

ST 57 SW ABBOTS LEIGH MANOR ROAD (north-west side)

4/9 The Priory and Conservatory, and
West Priory
G.V.
II

Small country house, now subdivided. Dated 1831. Coursed squared rubble with
freestone dressings; slate roofs; rubble and freestone stacks. T-plan in an
elaborate Tudor Gothic style. 2 storeys and attics. South-west elevation
(West Priory). 1.1.3.1.1 bays. The second and sixth bays are slightly
advanced and are surmounted by gables with a single pointed light and octagonal -
ashlar stacks to the sides; on the ground floor is a niche under a cusped ogee
head and on the first is an image niche under a highly decorative canopy with ogee
tracery and top. The outer bays have single-light casements under dripmoulds.
The centre bays have 2-light cross windows; central 1-2-1 light oriel window
with cusped ogee heads and a pierced parapet. Central projecting single storey
porch: octagonal corner turrets with panelled and crested tops; chamfered door
surround with 4-centred head, date in spandrels, and arms above. Canted bay on
north-west gable end; elaborate carved details and motto. South-east elevation
(The Priory). To the left is the gable end of West Priory: moulded string and
octagonal moulded finials with crested tops. In the centre is a projecting
single storey porch: panelled octagonal corner turrets, embattled parapet,
chamfered doorway with 4-centred head; panelled and traceried inner doors.
Setback above the porch is a 3-light Perpendicular style staircase window. To
the right of the window is a projecting stack with 2 pairs of octagonal chimneys
linked by a cusped traceried stretcher and a parapet above. To the right of the
porch a single storey block with lancet windows projects and links to the
conservatory: an elaborate Perpendicular style single storey building of 3.4.3
bays, the centre 4 projecting as a canted bay window, with cusped ogee heads to
the tracery; decorative parapet of daggers and inverted daggers, thin octagonal
pinnacles with crested tops; ogee-headed doorways in projecting centre of gable
ends; iron glazing bars and iron panelled roof trusses. Interior. West Priory.
Entrance hall: panelled Perpendicular style doors and wall panelling, all with
cast iron tracery; ribbed and panelled ceiling. Drawing room: skirting board
with quatrefoil frieze; panelled and ribbed ceiling, elaborate frieze;
4-centred arch to bay at north-west end. The Priory. Sitting (dining) room:
framed ceiling with fleurons and carved foliage; shutters and doors with iron
traceried panels, 4-centred heads to doors. Staircase hall: dog-leg stair with
Gothic panelled iron balustrade; stained glass to hall window.


Listing NGR: ST5410073624

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