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The Minstrels Gallery Restaurant the Priory Club and Squash Courts

A Grade II Listed Building in Haywards Heath, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9952 / 50°59'42"N

Longitude: -0.0993 / 0°5'57"W

OS Eastings: 533479

OS Northings: 123479

OS Grid: TQ334234

Mapcode National: GBR KNC.KPN

Mapcode Global: FRA B6PH.14V

Plus Code: 9C2XXWW2+37

Entry Name: The Minstrels Gallery Restaurant the Priory Club and Squash Courts

Listing Date: 11 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192431

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303028

ID on this website: 101192431

Location: Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex, RH16

County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex

Civil Parish: Haywards Heath

Built-Up Area: Haywards Heath

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Haywards Heath Saint Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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4/117 The Minstrels Gallery
Restaurant, The Priory
Club and Squash Courts
Restaurant, club and squash courts, formerly a conventual chapel. 1887-88
by Edward Goldie, formerly the chapel to the Priory of Our Lady of Good Counsel
converted with minimal alterations in later C20. Built of red brick with slate
roof to nave and chancel and tiled roof to aisles. 5 bays. Central octagonal
cupola with weathervane. End gables have stone bands and cross-shaped
saddlestones. Nave and chancel have large windows with elaborate tracery and
flying buttresses to aisles. These have Tudor arches with 15 pane "Chinoiserie"
type metal cames. West front has image niche. Internally the space has been
divided vertically with squash courts below and restaurant above with false
floor inserted. West door has stone 4 centred archway with carvings of loaves
and fishes in the spandrels. Cinquefoil-headed stoup. Boarded roof with
modified post and windbrace type roof with quadripartite crown posts. Angel
corbels. East end has fresco of Christ in Majesty. The former carved wooden
reredos has been moved to the east corner of the north wall to form a wine display
unit. It has elaborate painted panels depicting the Sacrifice of Isaac and
other biblical scenes. Fine series of stained glass windows. Attached former
convent accommodation, now offices, not of special interest.
(See Pevsner, Buildings of England, Sussex, p 550).

Listing NGR: TQ3347923479

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