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Cookhill Priory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cookhill, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2137 / 52°12'49"N

Longitude: -1.9229 / 1°55'22"W

OS Eastings: 405366

OS Northings: 257274

OS Grid: SP053572

Mapcode National: GBR 3K0.0PW

Mapcode Global: VHB07.MM9C

Entry Name: Cookhill Priory

Listing Date: 30 July 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096283

English Heritage Legacy ID: 148363

Location: Cookhill, Wychavon, Worcestershire, B49

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Cookhill

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Cookhill

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


6/89 Cookhill Priory



Farmhouse incorporating remnants of Cistercian nunnery. Probably C15 with
additions of 1763 and early C20. Timber-frame, mostly clad in brick;
additions of brick with ahslar dressings. Front (west) range 1763 and
early C20, rear range parallel to front, and slightly longer to south.
West front: two storeys, brick parapet over modillioned stone cornice,
stone band to ground floor, ashlar quoins; angled bay window to left,
four windows to rest of front, all with moulded stone architraves and
glazing-bar sashes; the three windows to the right are the early C20
addtion; ground floor: architraves have keystones, entrance immediately
to right of bay has stone doorcase; Doric pilasters and segmental pediment.
Interior reported to have a staircase with turned balusters and ramped hand-
rail, C18 doorcases and a C18 chimneypiece. The extensive earthworks around
the house are scheduled as an Ancient Monument. The nunnery was founded in
C12. (VCH 3, pp 419-420; BoE p 123-4; P Reid, 1980, Burke's and Savill's
Guide to Country Houses, Vol II, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire,
Worcestershire, London, pp 198-199).

Listing NGR: SP0536657274

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