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Priory Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifford, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0943 / 52°5'39"N

Longitude: -3.0914 / 3°5'28"W

OS Eastings: 325329

OS Northings: 244554

OS Grid: SO253445

Mapcode National: GBR F2.B9TB

Mapcode Global: VH77T.CMKD

Entry Name: Priory Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 September 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167739

English Heritage Legacy ID: 153680

Location: Clifford, County of Herefordshire, HR3

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Clifford

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Clifford

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


5/59 Priory Farmhouse


Farmhouse incorporating part of former Cluniac priory. C14 priory with
C17 to C20 additions and alterations. Rubble, slate roofs. North/south range
of 5 roof bays, C14, enveloped at south end by U-block of late C17, cross-wing
added to north end in late C17; 2 large C17 stacks against east wall of main
north/south range. Two storeys, on cellar to south end. Garden (south) front:
chamfered plinth and string course, wooden modillioned cornice; originally
7 windows with flat stone heads, only the 2 right of centre have windows
(4-pane sashes with exposed sash boxes), rest blocked. Ground floor, 2 blocked
windows to left, C20 casement, central door, 2 sashes as above, and a small
2-light casement to right, all under flat heads. Door, under canopy with
lean-to slate roof, has 8 raised and fielded panels. Main front moved to west
elevation of this range in the early C19, which has an ashlar facade. Some
C17 wooden cross mullioned windows survive in east and west elevations.
Interior: roof of north/south range is of 5 bays, the south bay originally
separated off. Most of the roof is of arch braced collar trusses, tie-beam
trusses at each end, and to south bay, 2 purlins with 2 sets of cusped wind
braces. Cellar entry from garden (south) through short segmental headed
tunnel under terrace, with reset C13 arch (2-centred head, filleted roll
moulding) to cellar entrance, battened door possibly C16 or C17. There are some
loose fragments of worked stone on the wall to the west of the house, probably
C13 (not included). (RCHM 1, pp 40/41, no 5; Bismanis 1975, pp 120/123, pl 21).

Listing NGR: SO2532944554

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