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The Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Alcester, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2163 / 52°12'58"N

Longitude: -1.8746 / 1°52'28"W

OS Eastings: 408665

OS Northings: 257568

OS Grid: SP086575

Mapcode National: GBR 3K2.0WK

Mapcode Global: VHB08.GKBC

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 11 December 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183572

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305292

Location: Alcester, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B49

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Alcester

Built-Up Area: Alcester

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Alcester St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

SP0857 (East side)
4/132 No.81 (The Priory)


House and attached factory. c.1830. Colourwashed brick with moulded stucco and colourwashed stone dressings; wing rendered. Tile roof; brick lateral stacks. F-plan. Gothick style. 2 storeys; 4-window range. Main range has projecting one-bay centre wih studded double leaf doors and window above. Coped gable, corbelled out left and right, with small blind lancet. 16-pane sashes throughout. Doors and windows have stucco hood moulds. Ground-floor window on left blocked. Large projecting wing on right with porch, possibly C20, in re-entrant angle. Wing is much more elaborately treated. Moulded plinth and 4 piers. Central bay has sashes with Gothick glazing. Narrower bays have small blind lancets with hood moulds on each floor. Elaborate crenellated parapet, with taller central section hiding roof. 2 moulded string courses, the upper
interrupted by central blind window. Tops of piers have quatrefoil panels. Double-leaf doors lead into loggia open to rear. To rear': 2 gabled wings with irregular late C20 fenestration. Factory attached at right angles on right. Brick with tile roof. 2 storeys, 11-window range. Entrance inside loggia. Segmental arched cast iron windows with glazing bars and centre-hung opening lights. Interior not inspected. In the mid 19th century The Priory was known as 'Priory Works', and was one of the main needleshops of the district. It was run by Joseph Harrison. By 1890 neddlemaking had ceased, and bicycles were produced,

(G. Edward Saville (ed), Needlemakers and Needlemaking of the Alcester,
Sambourne and Studley Area, 1981, pp.XVI-XVII).

Listing NGR: SP0866457570

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