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Priory Church

A Grade I Listed Building in Kewstoke, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3908 / 51°23'26"N

Longitude: -2.9447 / 2°56'41"W

OS Eastings: 334361

OS Northings: 166171

OS Grid: ST343661

Mapcode National: GBR J8.RL07

Mapcode Global: VH7CC.X93P

Entry Name: Priory Church

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Last Amended: 31 August 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320691

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33305

Location: Kewstoke, North Somerset, BS22

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Kewstoke

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST 36 NW

1/1 Priory Church
[formerly listed as
9.2.61 Woodspring Priory (former
Church of The Holy Trinity,
St Mary and Thomas a Becket)]

G.V. I

Priory Church, partially converted to house. C15 and early C16. Ashlar, slate
nave roof, leaded tower roof. Nave, crossing tower, north aisle. Nave of two
bays, crossing of one. West front, gabled and flanked by octagonal turrets
clearly shows blocked west window, pierced now by two 3-light mullioned windows.
Remains of 3 mutilated effigies around window. To south, nave window hood
moulds remain, windows blocked, 2-light windows inserted, that to west removed
during C20 restoration, not at time of survey, replaced, 3-light cross windows,
inserted below. Perpendicular crossing window restored in 1970. Quatrefoil
pierced parapet. At east, blocked chancel arch has inserted door and window
above. Above crossing, tower shows 2 stages; diagonal buttresses with
setbacks terminate in crocketed attached pinnacles; first stage has 3-light
perpendicular windows to north and south; second stage has 3-light mullion and
transom perpendicular windows under dripmoulds on all sides; they are blank
below transom, pierced above. The quatrefoil parapet dates from the
restoration of 1827. North aisle, of 3 bays, buttresses between of early C16
build; windows as south nave blocked, lights inserted for domestic occupation;
slate roof to eaves now lacking parapet. Interior; nave sub-divided as
domestic apartments, ground floor has Gothic plasterwork and fittings. Crossing
has incomplete early C19 fan-vault on panelled piers with attached shafts;
fragmentary evidence of pulpitum. North aisle has 3 bay arcade unchamfered
below for screen, only crossing arch now open others blocked by domestic
apartments; western bay still has upper rooms, other insertion now removed and
evidenced by joist recesses and windows. Source: Woodspring Priory,
D.J. Tomalin, 1974.

Listing NGR: ST3435566176

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