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The Cloisters

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hurley, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Latitude: 51.5496 / 51°32'58"N

Longitude: -0.8101 / 0°48'36"W

OS Eastings: 482598

OS Northings: 184083

OS Grid: SU825840

Mapcode National: GBR D61.S03

Mapcode Global: VHDWH.X92X

Entry Name: The Cloisters

Listing Date: 23 March 1955

Last Amended: 25 March 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 40908

Location: Hurley, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: Hurley

Built-Up Area: Hurley

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Burchetts Green

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

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17/10 The Cloisters

Part of the refectory of a Benedictine priory and part of another part of the priory, now a house. C12 altered C14, C16, C19 and C20. L-shaped range of which the west part has 5 bays of the old refectory (the remainder of the Refectory belongs to the Refectory (Item 17/7) Flint and stone with old tiled roof. South front retains 4 trefoiled single lights in the upper part of the wall, under the eaves, with widely splayed jambs; 2 are blocked. Under the second one from the
east is a round headed blocked opening of 2 orders, and a similar opening under the westernmost with a C20 half-glazed door. An old lead water pump under the second window with small reservoir tank and spout. Several memorial plaques set into wall, including one to Justin Morell McKenna, R.F.C., d. 2nd October 1917, at Wasnes-An-Bac, France. North front has remains of 2 large early C14 windows with moulded pointed heads and deeply splayed internal jambs; the tracery and
mullions have disappeared and have now been filled in with C20 windows. The 3rd arch now belongs to the adjoining property, the Refectory. Entrance front of L-wing is irregular. Left-hand outshut with small gabled dormer and 3 windows below. To right of this is a 2-light window on the 1st floor, entrance porch below with C20 entrance door and 4-light window to right, under a lean-to tiled roof. To the right of the entrance a 2-storey outshut with a 2-light window
on each floor. At the right end, 2 windows on the 1st floor and a plain door with a 10-light window on the ground floor, under a lean-to roof. Garden front has early C19 front of 7 bays, the central 3 windows in projection with 12 or 15 pane sashes throughout. Interior has C17 curved brick fireplace to lounge and chamfered beam with fillet to stops. Refectory is open to roof and has a later C16 roof of 6½ bays with tie beams, collar beams, through purlins and curved windbraces. This appears to have become an outbuilding after the
Reformation. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

[V.C.H. Vol III p.152 B.O.E (Berkshire) Pl 57]

Listing NGR: SU8259884083

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