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Thicket Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorganby, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.8834 / 53°53'0"N

Longitude: -0.9411 / 0°56'27"W

OS Eastings: 469701

OS Northings: 443544

OS Grid: SE697435

Mapcode National: GBR PRWJ.1N

Mapcode Global: WHFCK.JN28

Plus Code: 9C5XV3M5+9H

Entry Name: Thicket Priory

Listing Date: 23 August 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 326336

ID on this website: 101296552

Location: North Yorkshire, YO19

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

Civil Parish: Thorganby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thorganby St Helen

Church of England Diocese: York

Tagged with: English country house

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SE 64 SE
(east side)
3/89 The Park
Thicket Priory

Country house now Carmelite monastery. 1844-7 with C20 range to former
main facade of no special interest. By Edward Blore for Rev Joseph Donnington
Jefferson. Orange-red brick with ashlar dressings and grey slate roof.
Approximately square on plan. Jacobethan. Main facade now partly-obscurred
by later range. Garden facade: mainly of 2 storeys, with 8 first floor
windows, 4-stage tower and 3 stage stair turret and with chapel to north-
east corner. Ashlar plinth and quoins. Off-centre entrances, that to left
a glazed door in double-chamfered surround with quoined jambs under
hoodmould. That to right a glazed door under Tudor arch and hoodmould and
with quoined jambs. Ashlar sill band to most of range. Ground floor has 3
and 4-light mullion and transom windows in double chamfered surrounds and
with quoined jambs and mainly under hoodmoulds. First floor sill band to
two left windows. 1, 2, and 3-light mullion and transom windows mainly with
quoined architraves, some under hoodmoulds, 2-light oriel window has gable
which breaks modillion eaves band. Bay to left is gabled end of south
return and has 2-light mullion window under hoodmould to gable. Ashlar
kneelers, coping and finials. Tower has 2nd and 3rd stage bands and further
similar single-light windows. Decorative arcaded eaves cornice.
Replacement brick balustrade. Similar stair turret but with pyramidal roof.
Chapel: 2 storeys, 4 bays of which 3rd bay projects and is 5-sided, the 5th
side occupied by 3-stage stair turret. Ground flour has end entrance a C20
glazed door within quoined surround. Further entrance to 5-sided bay a
similar glazed door under Tudor arch and stepped hoodmould. Plate glass
window to 2nd bay, otherwise slit windows. 1st floor sill band. First
floor has two pointed two-light windows with reticulated tracery to head.
5-sided bay has single pointed light to each side with reticulated tracery
and under continuous hoodmould. Modillion eaves band. Turret tapers to
octagonal top with eaves band decorated with neurons, then brattished
cornice and ashlar octagonal tent roof with finial. Pair of diagonal ridge
stacks. South facade similar but with attic storey of roof dormers, gabled
with finials and with ashlar balustrade between. Interior: Jacobethan
openwell staircase. Some 6-long panel doors. Some moulded ceilings.
Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, York and the East Riding, 1978, p 355.

Listing NGR: SE6970143544

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