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The Priory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bruton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1117 / 51°6'42"N

Longitude: -2.4552 / 2°27'18"W

OS Eastings: 368231

OS Northings: 134814

OS Grid: ST682348

Mapcode National: GBR MX.B9SD

Mapcode Global: VH8BG.DBD2

Plus Code: 9C3V4G6V+MW

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261588

ID on this website: 101176057

Location: Bruton, Somerset, BA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Bruton

Built-Up Area: Bruton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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HIGH STREET (South side)
Nos.34 and 36 (The Priory)



Formerly Priory Court House, now offices. C15 modified. Local stone cut and squared, ground floor; jettied timber
frame first floor, covered with rendering ashlar lined; stone slate roof between stepped coped gables; brick end
chimney stacks. 2 storeys with attics; 6 bays irregular fenestration. To ground floor, ovolo-mould timber frame
windows with plain sash inserts and label moulds over; 4-light bay 1; 3-light bays 4 and 6; chamfered cambered arch
doorway with C19 part glazed door bay 2, and similar door bay 5; corbelled pilasters to ends and centre first floor,
with carved animals supporting heraldic shields (said to refer to John Henton, Prior of Bruton, 1448-1498); between
these cover mould to projecting end beams and cill string course, and some moulded vertical posts, all timber; 3-light
oriel window with plain sashes to upper bay 1, otherwise upper windows are 2-light ovolo mould frames with plain
sashes, under label mouldings: 2 C20 pitched roof dormers with small pane windows in roof. Interior not seen, but
reported are the jowled posts carrying first floor ceiling bears and a frayed ceiling with double roll moulding at West
end, and roof with tenoned purlins and curved windbraces; otherwise much of the internal work is C19 re-arrangement.
(Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972; VAG Report, Unpublished SRO, February 1975).

Listing NGR: ST6823134814

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