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Worksop Priory Gatehouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.3029 / 53°18'10"N

Longitude: -1.1163 / 1°6'58"W

OS Eastings: 458990

OS Northings: 378806

OS Grid: SK589788

Mapcode National: GBR NZN7.4Q

Mapcode Global: WHDF7.T7MR

Plus Code: 9C5W8V3M+5F

Entry Name: Worksop Priory Gatehouse

Listing Date: 27 September 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045028

English Heritage Legacy ID: 241253

Location: Worksop, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, S80

County: Nottinghamshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Worksop South East

Built-Up Area: Worksop

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Worksop Priory with Carburton

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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8/46 Worksop Priory

G.V. I

Gatehouse. Early C14; restored 1814, 1891, 1909-12, 1959, 1974.
Irregularly coursed ashlar and coursed rubble with cross-gabled
and lean-to pantile roofs. Ashlar dressings, moulded plinth,
first floor band and eaves band with nailhead; coped gables,
that to south with cross. 2 storeys, 3 bays, square plan with
lean-to wings. Main south front has 4 gabled buttresses, the
central pair with single gabled niches. Central entry arch has
rebated and roll moulded arch with filleted clustered shaft
responds and moulded capitals and hood mould. To left, mullioned
window, and to right, attached shrine chapel. Above, central C15
segmental headed sextuple lancet with cusped heads and
reticulated tracery, flanked by single gabled crocketted
niches containing figures, and beyond, single Tudor arched
openings containing shouldered double lancets. Above again,
central cusped head niche with crocketted pinnacles containing
seated female figure, and above again, 3 light roundel. Shrine
chapel, mid C14, single storey, one bay, has chamfered plinth,
diagonal buttresses, moulded string course, 2 gargoyles and
quatrefoil pierced moulded gabled parapet. On each side, single
moulded ogee headed doorway (that to east restored) double
canopied niches, and above again, cusped headed blank panels.
South front has central ogee headed triple lancet with
curvilinear tracery and hood mould, and above, 3 relief panels,
the central panel with figures. North front has central double
chamfered and rebated entry with clustered filleted shaft
responds and octagonal bases, flanked by single gabled
buttresses, and beyond, similar corner buttresses. To left,
restored external stair. To right, single ogee headed lancet.
Above, central segmental headed C15 mullioned and transomed
window with shouldered heads; to left, pointed arched chamfered
doorway, and beyond, small chamfered window; to right, single
shouldered light. Above again, single chamfered opening in
gable. Passageway, 2 bays, has ceiling with moulded joists and
span beams and carved corbels carrying moulded arch braces with
turned feet to span beams and wall plates. Inner gateway has
double chamfered and rebated archway with chamfered responds
flanked to right by smaller doorway. Northern bay has a
chamfered and rebated ogee headed door on each side. Central
first floor hall has to east, central fireplace with massive
moulded lintel and hood, flanked by single pointed arched
doorway. Roof has 6 span beams, one with fillet and moulding,
and C20 ceiling. West side has 2 similar doorways. Shrine
chapel has to north, cusped ogee headed doorway with reeded
impost to left and elaborate crocketted gable. To its right,
niche with crocketted spired canopy containing C20 figures; to
its right, another reeded respond. Lierne vault with carved
bosses and 2 mask corbels. Museum, above, contains C14 ogee
headed piscina.

Listing NGR: SK5899078805

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