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The Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.545 / 52°32'42"N

Longitude: -0.3392 / 0°20'20"W

OS Eastings: 512723

OS Northings: 295423

OS Grid: TL127954

Mapcode National: GBR GYM.K19

Mapcode Global: VHGKV.29KB

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 11 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130090

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54837

Location: Chesterton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE7

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Chesterton

Built-Up Area: Peterborough

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Chesterton

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 1295
(North Side)
13/29 The Priory
House, formerly a rectory. Built for Hon Rev G.Gordon nephew of the Marquis
of Huntly; architect W J Donthorne (1799-1859). Gothic revival. Dated 1852,
an addition to an C18 building with service extensions, later C19 billiard
room linked to east side. Ashlar Ketton limestone and dressings, coursed
rubble limestone with ashlar dressings and dressed stone quoins, and C19
painted brick. Collyweston stone slated roofs with patterned ridge tiles, and
pantiled roofs. Two storeys and attics, two storey rear service wing, and
single storey extensions. Main north-south range with side stack to west
slightly advanced from range to east at right angles with gable end stack.
Gabled entrance porch facing west in angle between main range and service
wing. South elevation: Plain chamfered parapet gables, band between floors
with moulded edge, and plinth. Side stack and gable end stack of two stages
with moulded cornices and one with embattled decoration. Dated gable plaque
'1852', recessed in niche with square head, label and foliate stops. Two
similar ground floor three light hung sash windows with ogee-trefoiled-heads
and blank shields in spandrels. Two first floor hung sash three-light windows
with moulded cornice, one with facade gable, to right hand. Cast iron gutters
with scalloped heads. Entrance porch: Gabled with hollow-chamfered parapet
coping; diagonal buttress of two stages to left hand of doorway approached by
stone steps. Double-leafed door with glazed panels shaped to two-centred
archway with continuous moulded orders, label and head stops. Plaque with
Huntly achievement or arms recessed in niche above doorway with trefoiled
head. Interior: Gothic staircase; three stone chimney pieces, one with ball
flower and crocket ornament; original panelled doors; pattern tiles to
entrance lobby.

RIBA Collection, building description by W J Donthorne.
Dixon and Muthesius Victorian Architecture p257
Colvin 2nd Ed

Listing NGR: TL1272395423

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