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Remains of St Thomas Priory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Launceston, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6408 / 50°38'26"N

Longitude: -4.3658 / 4°21'56"W

OS Eastings: 232814

OS Northings: 85016

OS Grid: SX328850

Mapcode National: GBR NL.8SH9

Mapcode Global: FRA 17RC.T4H

Entry Name: Remains of St Thomas Priory

Listing Date: 13 September 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206706

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370061

Location: Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Launceston

Built-Up Area: Launceston

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Launceston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


LAUNCESTON

SX3285 RIVERSIDE (OFF), St Thomas
660-1/3/237 (South side (off))
13/09/72 Remains of St Thomas Priory

II*

Remains of priory church and associated priory buildings. C12,
C13 and C15; abandoned and partly destroyed 1540, excavated
late C19 and early C20. Slatestone with volcanic stone
dressings. Complex plan over large site part of which is
excavated and includes what must be the priory church with
steps up towards the east end and complex moulded abutments
and jambs. Newel stair at a short distance north of the
crossing; 2 stone chest tombs partly within crossing. Other
remains visible by SE corner and south of porch of Church of
St Thomas-by-Launceston (q.v.) Maximum height of visible
remains is approx. 1.5 metres.
(Peter OB: Launceston Priory (the substance of a lecture):
Launceston: 1989-; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N:
Cornwall).


Listing NGR: SX3281485016

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