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12 and 12a, Minster Precincts

A Grade II* Listed Building in Peterborough, City of Peterborough

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Latitude: 52.5732 / 52°34'23"N

Longitude: -0.24 / 0°14'24"W

OS Eastings: 519368

OS Northings: 298722

OS Grid: TL193987

Mapcode National: GBR HZQ.L4T

Mapcode Global: WHHNK.8LY4

Entry Name: 12 and 12a, Minster Precincts

Listing Date: 7 February 1952

Last Amended: 17 March 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310073

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49643

Location: Peterborough, PE1

County: City of Peterborough

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Peterborough

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

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Listing Text

Ln the entries for:
TL 1998 NW
1/13 Prior's Gate
7.2.52 (formerly the Deanery)

1/345 No 12 (Little Prior's Gate)

The entries shall be amended to read as one item:

819- /1/13 Nos.12 and 12A
07/02/52 (Formerly listed as: Peterborough
Precincts Prior's Gate) and
(formerly listed as: Peterborough
Precincts No 12 (Little Prior's
House now 2 dwellings. C13 core, altered mid C17, with wing of c.1700, and with rebuilding
and extensions of 1842 by W. J. Donthorne and again by E. Browning 1853 and 1870's.
Coursed sqared stone and ashlar with stone dressings and stone slate and parapeted roofs with
stone ridge and end stacks. Gothic style. Irregular plan based on medieval hall plan. 1 and 2
storeys and attics. Central single-storey section has tall 2-light window with projecting entrance
porch to left. Projecting section to right has 2 2-light windows over second entrance doorway
and loophole to left. Further to right the facing gable of the c.1700 wing (No.12A), modified
mid C19, has 2-light window over 3-light oriel window. Projecting section to far left has
2-storey canted bay. Further ranges beyond. Right side facing cathedral has 3-window range
of 2-light windows and 2-storey canted bay. Battlemented parapet. Rear has tall windows in
central section and 2-storey sections to left and right. INTERIOR. Central 2-storey hall forms
the majority of the C13 hall, remodelled C17 and mid C19. It has carved stone fireplace and
staircase to gallery. c.1700 range (No.12A) has fine dogleg staircase with turned balusters and
2 fully panelled and 2 partly panelled rooms with raised and fielded panelling. To left of hall the
dining room has late C8 raised and fielded panelling and the drawing room has side sections
remaining of an elaborate mid C19 ceiling. The house was the Prior's House before the
reformation and of this house the hall walling remains in part. Since at least the C17 it has been
the Deanery.


Prior's Gate
(Formerly the Deanery)
TL 1998 NW 1/137 7.2.52.
Core dates from Cl3, largely rebuilt in Cl9. Irregular plan in stone. Stone
slate roof. To left, 2 storeys. 2 3-light mullion windows. Centre has
2-storey canted bay window. Gabled. porch in angle to right. Mainly by
W J Donthorne, 1842.
Interior:- East wall of hall has former spiral staircase. Windows may
reproduce the late Cl3 originals and reused rere arches.
Deanery Gateway and Wall, Prior's Gate, No 12 & Stables & Wall to Prior's Gate
form a group.


NO 12
(Little Prior's' Gate)
TL1998 114 1/345
Adjoins Prior's Gate. C19 refronting of earlier core. Stone. Stone slate
roof. Eastern elevation is of 2 storeys. Crenellated parapet has hexagonal
end turrets. 2 windows of 2 lights and a 2-storey canted stone bay, panelled
between storeys. 1 storey porch to right with plain stone cornice and dripmould
with masks. Elevation with turret to Courtyard to West.

Deanery Gateway and Wall, Prior's Gate, No 12 & Stables & Wall to Prior's Gate
form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1936898722

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