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Remains of Tresco Priory and Associated Monuments and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Tresco, Isles of Scilly

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Latitude: 49.9474 / 49°56'50"N

Longitude: -6.3301 / 6°19'48"W

OS Eastings: 89472

OS Northings: 14242

OS Grid: SV894142

Mapcode National: GBR BXRT.H9N

Mapcode Global: VGYBY.7LC4

Entry Name: Remains of Tresco Priory and Associated Monuments and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 12 February 1975

Last Amended: 14 December 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62558

Location: Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24

County: Isles of Scilly

Civil Parish: Tresco

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Isles of Scilly

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SV 8914

Remains of Tresco Priory and associated monuments and attached walls

(Formerly Listed as: Remains of Tresco Priory in Gardens of Tresco Abbey)




Remains of Priory. c.1300; much rebuilt in C19. Granite rubble
and cut granite walls. Nave, chancel and site of crossing.
Chamfered arch of 2 orders to possible former crossing arch
and smaller arch to ritual epistle side of nave. Other
fragmentary features include north entry with chamfered jambs
of 2 orders. Inscribed C6 Early Christian tombstone reset
below the east jamb of the doorway reads "THI FILI...COGI (or
TOGI)". In use for burials until C19, and memorials include
chest tomb with slate top to James Pender, d.1711, and Mary
Nicholas, d.1807. The priory is mentioned in a charter of
Henry I as belonging to Tavistock Abbey in the reign of Edward
the Confessor. Subsidiary features: tall granite rubble walls
enclose garden to south east and extend approx. 50m to west
with return of 40m to north.

(P Laws: The Buildings of Scilly: Redruth: 1980-: 5; B.H.
St.J.O'Neil: Isles of Scilly: London (HMSO): 1950-: 12-14;
Buildings of England: Pevsner, N., and Ratcliffe, E.: Cornwall
(London: 2nd ed. 1970), 210).

Listing NGR: SV8947614232

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