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The Priory (St Wilfred's)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Arundel, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8554 / 50°51'19"N

Longitude: -0.5568 / 0°33'24"W

OS Eastings: 501681

OS Northings: 107206

OS Grid: TQ016072

Mapcode National: GBR FJ6.B1M

Mapcode Global: FRA 96QV.2WQ

Plus Code: 9C2XVC4V+57

Entry Name: The Priory (St Wilfred's)

Listing Date: 7 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1027913

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297208

ID on this website: 101027913

Location: Arundel, Arun, West Sussex, BN18

County: West Sussex

District: Arun

Civil Parish: Arundel

Built-Up Area: Arundel

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Arundel St Nicholas with Tortington

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/01/2013

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LONDON ROAD (North Side)
The Priory (St Wilfred's)


1380. Rebuilt in early C19 [not marked on 1785 map, therefore presumably ruinous at this date. Appears in present form on engraving by T Allom, d.1842]. Former College of Holy Trinity, attached to, and contemporary with the Fitzalan Chapel. Dissolved at Reformation, abandoned, then re-established in C19 as convent of Servite Nuns . Now an orphanage.
Nodular flint. Pulborough stone dressings in medieval parts, and some early C19 parts. Ashlar dressings elsewhere. Some random Pulborough stone, upper greensand, and clunch in medieval parts.
2 storeys. Crenellated parapet (machicolated on west elevation of south range). 2 ranges, set at 90 degrees, and 1 C14 wall to another, non-existent range, thus forming 3 sides of a courtyard of which the 4th is the south wall of the Fitzalan Chapel.
South elevation of south range has low tower at west end. 13 ranges of 2-light, cusped, pointed arched casement windows with diagonal lead glazing bars, set in oblong surrounds with moulded reveals. 2 doors with pointed arched heads set in oblong panels with moulded reveals, and with steps up flanked by iron railings with urn finials. 2 buttresses. West elevation of south range has 1 range of 4-light, cusped pointed arched windows set in square recessed panels with moulded reveals, and 4 quatrefoil panels between storeys. 1 door. C14 wall is pierced by unglazed 2-light windows with cusped trefoil heads, and embrasures splayed internally.

Listing NGR: TQ0168607208

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