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The Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Prestbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9147 / 51°54'52"N

Longitude: -2.0457 / 2°2'44"W

OS Eastings: 396955

OS Northings: 224018

OS Grid: SO969240

Mapcode National: GBR 2LZ.ZKL

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.H4DJ

Plus Code: 9C3VWX73+VP

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091902

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134474

Location: Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Prestbury

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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17/69 The Priory


Semi-detached house, formerly one house (q.v. The Little Priory,
Mill Street). C14, C16-early C17, and C18. Close-studded timber
framing with some bracing, pebble-dashed infill exposed at first
floor level of three left-hand bays. Ground floor now mostly
random squared and dressed limestone. Left gable end timber-
framed. Five bays to right coursed squared and dressed limestone.
Stone slate roof. Ashlar stacks one restored C20. Rectangular
main body with C18 range at right-angles rear right now under a
separate ownership. Two storeys and attic lit by four hipped roof
dormers with hung slate. Nine-windowed facade lit by single and 2-
light steel casements with leaded panes. Central C20 plank door
within a flat-chamfered stone surround. Single-storey lean-to at
left gable end. Stepped coping at right gable end. Axial and
gable-end stacks. Two hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned cross
windows with cinquefoil headed lights and carved spandrels to first
floor at right gable end.
Interior; two rooms with C17 panelling. Fluted frieze above
panelling in downstairs room. Large open fireplace with bressumer
beam. Tie beams with deep flat chamfers. According to David Verey
the house incorporates a C14 hall of four bays, formerly single-
storeyed and open to the roof. The arch-braced collar beam trusses
now mostly cut back. One brace with a bowtell moulding springing
from a semi-octagonal wall post with a moulded capital was present
in 1975. Limited interior inspection. History; By 1538 the house
known to be in the ownership of Llanthony Priory and was called the
manor house or rectory.
(David Verey, The Buildings of England; The Vale and the Forest of
Dean, 1980)

Listing NGR: SO9695524018

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