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The Priory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Nun Monkton, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0147 / 54°0'52"N

Longitude: -1.2205 / 1°13'13"W

OS Eastings: 451174

OS Northings: 457910

OS Grid: SE511579

Mapcode National: GBR MQX0.KL

Mapcode Global: WHD9Q.7C13

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 8 March 1952

Last Amended: 27 August 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331667

Location: Nun Monkton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, YO26

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Nun Monkton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


SE 55 NW NUN MONKTON THE AVENUE
(east end)

2/25 The Priory (formerly listed
with "summerhouse and outbuild-
8.3.52 ings west of Church")

GV II*

House. c1660. For George Payler. Brick in English garden wall bond with
ashlar dressings and plain tile roof. U-shaped on plan with main entrance
removed from centre of south facade to west facade. South facade: 2
storeys, with attics and cellars, 7 bays articulated by brick pilasters with
moulded ashlar bases and capitals and plain ashlar bands. Ashlar quoins.
Cellars: 6-pane fixed windows in chamfered stone frames within chamfered
plinth. 5 steps to central glazed door in architrave with shell and fruit
frieze and scrolled pediment, probably of C20 date. Ground floor:
replacement sashes with glazing bars in flush architraves with stone sills,
flat brick arches with ashlar keystones and moulded brick hoods. Ashlar
band just below level of the lintel broken by windows and pilasters. First
floor: replacement sashes with glazing bars in flush architraves, with stone
sills, flat brick arches and ashlar keystones. Mid C18 lead rainwater
heads. Pilasters support paired consoles which carry overhanging eaves of
hipped roof. Attics: 4-pane sashes to hipped-roofed dormers. Corniced end
and axial stacks. Left-hand return front has Doric porch probably removed
from centre of main front where it appears on a painting of 1773 by Nathan
Drake. Interior: central reception room has fireplace with eared surround
and relief swags and baskets of fruit. 6-fielded-panelled internal doors
with swags to overdoors. Early C18 panelling and festooned closed string
chimney-piece to right reception room. Mid C17 staircase with bulbous
balusters and swooping handrail. Mid C18 Rococo frieze to central first-
floor room. Binney M, Nun Monkton Priory, Country Life, Vol 168, Nov 6
1980. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, The West Riding, second edition, 1967.


Listing NGR: SE5117257910

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