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The Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5883 / 51°35'18"N

Longitude: -1.4289 / 1°25'44"W

OS Eastings: 439662

OS Northings: 187874

OS Grid: SU396878

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y5.CKF

Mapcode Global: VHC12.5BYQ

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 22 April 1950

Last Amended: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251254

Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Wantage

Built-Up Area: Wantage

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

SU3987NE (East side)
9/155 No. 1 (The Priory)
22/04/50 (Formerly listed as The Priory
under Church Street)


House. Late C16, remodelled and extended to rear in early C18. Roughcast over
original timber framing; old tile roof; brick stacks. Original L-plan of hall
and cross wing adjoining earlier. No.22, Priory Cottage, Church Street, (q.v.).
2 storeys and attic; 3-window range. Doric pedimented porch, c.1790, to C20
door. Late C18 tripartite sashes flank sash above porch. Early C18 roof dormers
have late C19 two-light casements. Gabled roof; gable end left stack obscured by
small 2-storey projection with sashes to left side wall. Mid/late C19 two- and
3-light casements to rear. Late C16 two-storey and attic, 2-window range to rear
left, with early C18 bay added to rear: built of early C18 brick with hipped old
tile roof, brick lateral stack; has mid/late C18 sashes to left side and rear
and early C18 gabled roof dormer with 2-light leaded casement. Interior: Cellars
have chamfered and stopped middle beam, early C18 turned balusters to one-light
between front and middle cellar and late C16 three-light chamfered
stone-mullioned window to front. C18 six-panelled doors throughout. Ribbed door
to rear cellar steps with early C18 cupboard above. Chamfered and stopped beams
throughout; early C18 cupboard in front left room, early C18 cornice and C19
panelled dado in room behind. 2 keyed segmental-arched entries with moulded
imposts to rear of hall which has early C18 quarter-turn stairs with turned
balusters on closed string. Exposed timber-framing and timber-framed external
wall of No.22 (Priory Cottage) (q.v.) to first-floor right. Late C16 roof over
hall partly removed for early C18 wider pitched roof; late Cib queen-post truss
with clasped purlins survives in left cross wall. Early C18 common-rafter roof
with butt purlins to rear left. Dr. Joseph Butler (1692-1752), Bishop of Durham,
was born here.

Listing NGR: SU3966287874

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