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The Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.4773 / 53°28'38"N

Longitude: -0.5915 / 0°35'29"W

OS Eastings: 493574

OS Northings: 398766

OS Grid: SK935987

Mapcode National: GBR SX97.Q6

Mapcode Global: WHGGS.WVHL

Plus Code: 9C5XFCG5+W9

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 7 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165726

Location: Kirton in Lindsey, North Lincolnshire, DN21

County: North Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Kirton in Lindsey

Built-Up Area: Kirton in Lindsey

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Kirton-in-Lindsey St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

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8/25 The Priory

Prison and Sessions House, Kirton Bridewell, now residential home. 1791-4
for the Magistrates for the Division of Lindsey. Dressed limestone with
tooled ashlar dressings and slate roof. Classical style frontage. T-shaped
on plan: central entrance block 3 bays square, with truncated 2-bay wings to
rear. 2 storeys with basement to central block, 3 bays; symmetrical.
Stepped plinth; raised quoins. C20 steps to recessed part-glazed door in
round-arched entrance in raised surround with keystone. Basement sash to
left with glazing bars, blocked window to right. 12-pane sashes in raised
surrounds with stone cills. Boldly moulded cornice. Hipped roof. Axial
stack. Rear wings, in similar materials, each have a window with heavy
wrought-iron grilles in ashlar surrounds. Interior: wing to right contains
heavy studded oak prison doors. Kirton Bridewell was largely demolished in
late C19 and materials used elsewhere in the town, most notably in the Town
Hall. Of the surviving section, the central block originally contained the
Gaoler's apartments and Magistrates rooms, and the left and right wings were
the male and female sections, with service rooms on the ground floor and
cells above. H A Fisher, The History of Kirton in Lindsey, 1981,
pp 119, 126.

Listing NGR: SK9357498766

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