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The Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Blythburgh, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3213 / 52°19'16"N

Longitude: 1.5965 / 1°35'47"E

OS Eastings: 645196

OS Northings: 275336

OS Grid: TM451753

Mapcode National: GBR YX0.GGK

Mapcode Global: VHM74.MXDC

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1377199

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285534

Location: Blythburgh, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Blythburgh

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Blythburgh Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


2/18 The Priory


House. C17 nucleus, considerably altered and extended in several stages in late
C19/early C20 by the artist and antiquarian John Seymour Lucas RA. Timber
framed, brick extension to east, the whole plastered or roughcast rendered;
pantiled roof. 2 storeys and attic. Windows late C19/early C20 casements with
square leaded panes; asymmetrical entrance porch with overhanging first floor,
4-centre arch to doorway, boarded door with cover fillets; one ground floor
oriel window, 2 2-storey splayed bays, each surmounted by a gabled dormer; one
dormer window and one half dormer. Original stack to west; 2 late C19/early
C20 stacks with tall flues set diagonally. Attached to the west is an annexe
which is largely a reconstruction of a medieval chapel associated with the
Augustinian Priory, although parts of the walling to the west and north appear
to be original ; the remains were formerly incorporated into a cottage. Random
flint and stone, red brick dressings, pantiled roof. 2 bays, brick windows
with pointed arches, Y tracery and hoodmoulds; corbelled brickwork to eaves,
stepped brickwork to west gable, gable end stack. One room of the interior of
the house has C16 beams and panelling from a house at Saffron Walden, Essex; 2
ornamental overmantels were also added in the restoration.

Listing NGR: TM4519675336

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