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Outbuildings to Watton Abbey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Watton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9352 / 53°56'6"N

Longitude: -0.4428 / 0°26'34"W

OS Eastings: 502326

OS Northings: 449907

OS Grid: TA023499

Mapcode National: GBR TQBY.X3

Mapcode Global: WHGDR.5CD2

Plus Code: 9C5XWHP4+3V

Entry Name: Outbuildings to Watton Abbey

Listing Date: 7 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1083773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 167882

Location: Watton, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Watton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Watton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

Tagged with: Appendage

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TA 04 NW (north side, off)

15/70 Outbuildings to Watton


Priory buildings, now outbuildings. Probably late C16, with later additions
and alterations. Pinkish-yellow brick with moulded brick and ashlar
dressings, some ashlar infill and remains of plain tile roof. 2 storeys,
the upper of which is recessed slightly, 11 bays. Ashlar plinth. Entrance
to third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and between tenth and
eleventh bays. Those to fourth, fifth and sixth are C20 inserted cart and
stable openings: that to fourth a cart opening with basket arch and plank
door; that to fifth a stable opening under cambered head; that to sixth a
cart entrance with timber lintel and plank door. Otherwise original
entrances but now all partly infilled. Those to third, seventh and nineth
bays have Tudor arches with chamfered surrounds under rubbed brick
hoodmoulds with label stops; that to ninth bay now has inserted pointed
plank door. Between tenth and eleventh bay a basket-arched opening with
roll-moulded ashlar surround, within chamfered brick surround and under
rubbed brick hoodmould with label stops. Window openings to first, second,
eighth and tenth bays: mainly remains of square wooden casements with
chamfered brick inner jambs, chamfered ashlar sills and jambs to two-thirds
height and chamfered brick heads under rubbed brick hoodmoulds with label
stops. To eleventh bay are remains of an original window of 2-ogeed-lights
with eroded chamfered ashlar mullion within similar brick and ashlar
surround and under hoodmould. Rubbed brick first-floor band. First-floor
openings,similar windows with rubbed brick sills (some now cemented over),
chamfered brick jambs and lintels and rubbed brick hoodmoulds with label
stops; some have remains of C20 casement windows. Stepped eaves band.
Ashlar kneeler and brick copings to left gable, remains of centre front
stack. Remains of roof to left. To left gable end a C20 opening and above
a pitching door under cambered arch. Tumbled-in brickwork to left gable
end. To rear: remains of a now blocked opening to eleventh bay. Inserted
off-centre entrance. To tenth bay a now mainly blocked pointed arch over
stream with chamfered hoodmould. Stream emerges to front from round arch
with chamfered ashlar surround within C19 brick wall approximately 2 metres
to front of building. Tunnel has chamfered ribs. Part of the priory
founded c1150 for the Gilbertian order. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The
East Riding, 1978, p 361.

Listing NGR: TA0230849906

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