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Langney Priory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.7964 / 50°47'47"N

Longitude: 0.3145 / 0°18'52"E

OS Eastings: 563210

OS Northings: 102206

OS Grid: TQ632022

Mapcode National: GBR NW7.VR3

Mapcode Global: FRA C6KZ.LCH

Plus Code: 9F22Q8W7+HR

Entry Name: Langney Priory

Listing Date: 27 May 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043639

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293574

Location: St. Anthony's, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23

County: East Sussex

Electoral Ward/Division: St Anthony's

Built-Up Area: Eastbourne

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Eastbourne, St Richard Langney

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Tagged with: Priory

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Langney Priory
TQ 60 SW 13/38 27.5.49.


The oldest portion of this house is the chapel, refectory and dormitory
built by the Cluniacs before 1121 as part of the Grange of St Pancras at
Lewes. On 1st floor, garderobe and roof supported by tongued and grooved
kingpost. Doorway in church reputed to be of Saxon origin. The walls
are chequered work composed of rectangles of sandstone and knapped flints
placed alternately. There are 2 buttresses on the South side of which the
Western 1 is narrower than the other. It has a double chamfered modified
abacus above the ground level, and above this is wider than below, being on
that level hollow, and part of the adjoining room on the 1st floor with a
window in it. A very unusual feature of which the purpose is obscure but
may be connected with the smuggling trade.
The South wall has 1 trefoil headed lancet and 3 square-headed windows, 1 of
2 lights. The East wall has a window of 2 lights with cinque-foiled heads
and a quatrefoil between these and the pointed arch of the window. This
part of the building has a fine timbered roof, now covered with tiles.
A cobble fronted building with a lean-to roof has been added to the North
side of this medieval part of the house. This addition has been used at
some time as a brewery. The West or entrance front is a timber framed C16
building with 3 gables, the ground floor cemented, and a tiled roof. C18
sash windows have been inserted on the ground floor but still have C16 drip-
moulds over. The casement windows on the 1st floor are modern. This front,
given its fake Tudor covering about a hundred years ago, has a Victorian
porch with a slate roof. The West end of the South front, joining this
timber framed building to the medieval wing is also Cl6 inside but has been
stuccoed and has C18 sash windows inserted in it.
On the North side is a C17 brick and sandstone block with a tiled roof and
casement windows.

Listing NGR: TQ6321002206

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