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Hinton Priory

A Grade I Listed Building in Hinton Charterhouse, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.332 / 51°19'55"N

Longitude: -2.3206 / 2°19'14"W

OS Eastings: 377758

OS Northings: 159255

OS Grid: ST777592

Mapcode National: GBR 0R4.G3J

Mapcode Global: VH96T.QSJ9

Entry Name: Hinton Priory

Listing Date: 1 February 1956

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136191

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32538

Location: Hinton Charterhouse, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Hinton Charterhouse

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


11/119 Hinton Priory


G.V. I

Country house, probably incorporating parts of a monastic gatehouse or guest house.
C14 to C15, altered mid-late C16; restored 1933 by Snailum, Pictor of Bruton.
Rubble with freestone quoins and dressings; C20 tiled roofs and ashlar stacks
with caps. 2 storeys and attics in steep stone gables. South elevation. Irregu-
lar U-plan of 2:2:1 bays; the centre 2 are recessed; 3- and 4-light cross windows
on ground floor and casements above, in hollow chamfered mullions and surrounds;
continuous dripmoulds over ground and first floors, individual dripmoulds to attic
windows. C20 ashlar porch with 4-centre headed doorway at south-east (right)
corner; 3-light corner window above under dripmould with lozenge stops. Early
C20 single storey and 2-bay extension at right, 3- and 4-light cross windows.
The east gable end has a 2-light, cusped window in the attic. The Rear or North
elevation is irregular and has gabled sections at the ends. The left one projects
slightly: single and 2-light windows (restored) with trefoil heads; C19 4-centre
headed doorway, with date 1555 incised into the lintel (modern lettering); quatre-
foil light in a lateral stack with off-sets; buttress and adjoining canted stair-
tower with a gabled top. The right gable has fenestration similar to the south
elevation. Interior. 2 spiral staircases, one of oak and the other of stone
with a moulded handrail; fragment of archway of mediaeval character (old list);
freestone fireplaces in moulded surrounds and under flat and 4-centred heads;
ribbed plaster ceiling and plaster overmantel on first floor (R.C.H.M. and N.M.R.
photographs). The house is thought to incorporate remains of the Carthusian
Hinton Priory (q.v.). (N. Pevsner Buildings of England: North Somerset and
Bristol, 1958. Archaeological Journal, 134, 1977. Mediaeval Archaeology, 2,
1951 and 3, 1959).

Listing NGR: ST7776959257

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