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Latitude: 54.494 / 54°29'38"N
Longitude: -3.5931 / 3°35'35"W
OS Eastings: 296910
OS Northings: 512130
OS Grid: NX969121
Mapcode National: GBR 3JBG.WS
Mapcode Global: WH5ZF.S95P
Entry Name: St Bees Priory, Former Chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega
Listing Date: 9 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1086681
English Heritage Legacy ID: 76165
Location: St. Bees, Copeland, Cumbria, CA27
Civil Parish: St. Bees
Built-Up Area: St Bees
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: St Bees
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/11/2017
NX 91 SE (INSET),
ST BEES B5345 (West side),
St Bees Priory,
Former chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega (Old College Hall)
(Formerly listed as: St Bees School, Music room in former chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega)
Former chancel to Priory Church (music room for St Bees School when surveyed). Rebuilt late C12;
south aisle added late C13/early C14. Un-roofed at Dissolution; re-roofed and
south arcade walled up when converted for use as lecture room in early C19.
Wooden floor inserted. Sandstone blocks. North side and east end have moulded
plinth, string, decoratively carved cavetto eaves moulding, and pilaster buttresses
between windows. Five-bay north side has tall lancets with waterleaf capitals
(to nook-shafts, now lost). East end has three lancets of equal height with waterleaf
capitals; some en-delit nook-shafts survive. Remains of (stepped??) lancets
in gable. Four-bay south arcade has windows inserted in blocking walls; steps
up to door. Fragmentary remains of south and east walls to aisle. Internally,
removal of rubbish below wooden floor in 1981 uncovered medieval flagged floor
with steps up to altar platform; (C14?) effigy or woman against north wall.
In music room, east wall retains ornate 2-tier late C12 blind arcading between
Listing NGR: NX9690912130
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