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Wilmington Priory

A Grade I Listed Building in Long Man, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8173 / 50°49'2"N

Longitude: 0.1903 / 0°11'25"E

OS Eastings: 554389

OS Northings: 104254

OS Grid: TQ543042

Mapcode National: GBR MTK.LY2

Mapcode Global: FRA C68Y.5YW

Plus Code: 9F22R58R+W4

Entry Name: Wilmington Priory

Listing Date: 30 August 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 295804

Location: Long Man, Wealden, East Sussex, BN26

County: East Sussex

Civil Parish: Long Man

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Wilmington St Mary and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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TQ 5404 44/172 30.8.66 Wilmington Priory


The property of the Sussex Archaeological Trust. This priory was an offshoot
of the Benedictine Abbey of Grestain in Normandy which was founded about 1200
as a sort of grange or manorhouse for the supervision of the Abbey's English
estates. It was suppressed with all the alien houses in 1414. The present
L-shaped house is a principally C14 building incorporating some C13 work,
the whole altered and adapted in the C18. Two storeys. Five windows. Faced
with flints and stone rubble with red brick window dressings, the south wing
cemented with an angle buttress. Hipped tiled roof. Sash windows with glazing
bars intact. Doorway with flat hood on brackets. The west end of the ground
floor was the porch. This has C14 stone quadripartite vaulting and a C13
stone pointed north doorway. To the south-west of the house are the ruins
of the C14 Upper Hall of ashlar, flints and some brick consisting of 2 octagonal
turrets with a wall between having a large window of 3 tiers of 3 lights with
stone mullions and transoms. To the north of the house are further ruins,
beneath which is a C14 vaulted undercroft. AM.

Listing NGR: TQ5444604231

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