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St John's Priory

A Grade I Listed Building in Poling, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8413 / 50°50'28"N

Longitude: -0.5148 / 0°30'53"W

OS Eastings: 504664

OS Northings: 105690

OS Grid: TQ046056

Mapcode National: GBR GKS.2NQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 96TW.18L

Entry Name: St John's Priory

Listing Date: 12 October 1954

Last Amended: 20 September 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 298030

Location: Poling, Arun, West Sussex, BN18

County: West Sussex

District: Arun

Civil Parish: Poling

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Poling

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

St John's Priory
(formerly listed as
Fairplace Farmhouse
incorporating remains
of St John's Priory)


At one time called Fairplace Farmhouse. A Preceptory or Commandery of the Knights
Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem was founded here in C12. In 1541 it was
suppressed and the buildings granted to Arundel College, which was itself suppressed
in 1546. The surviving buildings consist of the C13 Chapel adapted into a dwelling in
the C16 and altered about 1830. It is built of stone rubble, flints and red brick
with some timber-framing exposed at the back. Four stone buttresses to the front.
Horsham slab roof. Casement windows in deep reveals. Pointed stone doorway with
archivolt and dripstone. 2 storeys, 4 windows. The east wall has flanking buttresses
and a blocked pointed window. To the west is an extension of 2 window bays in red
brick dating from about 1830.

Listing NGR: TQ0465905693

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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