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The Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodbury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6748 / 50°40'29"N

Longitude: -3.402 / 3°24'7"W

OS Eastings: 301030

OS Northings: 87068

OS Grid: SY010870

Mapcode National: GBR P4.94T0

Mapcode Global: FRA 37R9.BF9

Plus Code: 9C2RMHFX+W5

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 21 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104152

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88629

Location: Woodbury, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Woodbury

Built-Up Area: Woodbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Woodbury with Exton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/116 The Priory
- II

Detached house. Early C19 remodelling and enlargement of a C17 house. The older
parts are of plastered cob; the rest rendered brick with lath and plaster outer
walls to 1st floor; 2-span gabled-end slate roofs throughout. Probably formerly a
2-room, through-passage plan house with rear wing (perhaps a barn), with a front
range added in the C19 which runs parallel to the early house, thus forming a
double-depth plan, each range has separate gable-ended roof, and each heated by
external end stacks with off-sets; end stack to rear wing; all stacks with brick
shafts. 2 storeys. -
Front: (facing south away from Greenway): symmetrical 3-window range; the 1st floor
is hung with variously shaped tiles arranged in formal patterns; tripartite 4:12:4
pane hornless sash windows flank a smaller central 16-pane hornless sash window.
Ground floor: central doorway blocked; to either side of this a glazed garden door
with traceried semi-circular top light, flanked by narrower 4-pane pointed lights,
all recessed under a depressed arch.
Rear: main range with two 2-light casement windows to 1st floor; another to ground
floor (originally of 4 lights) to the left of the leanto glazed porch set in the
angle formed by this range and the rear wing, with a glazed, latticed pointed door.
Interior: a few features of the C17 house are visible including a deeply chamfered
and unstopped cross ceiling beam to the left of the entrance hall; some late C17 or
early C18 fielded panel doors, one with H hinges. Otherwise early C19 joinery,
including a fireplace with reeded surround.
Reference: photograph of the house in circa 1890, Ursula W Brighouse, Woodbury, A
View from the Beacon, (1981), p.179

Listing NGR: SY0103087068

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