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Cowshed About 60 Metres South of Priory Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1618 / 51°9'42"N

Longitude: -2.2881 / 2°17'17"W

OS Eastings: 379951

OS Northings: 140324

OS Grid: ST799403

Mapcode National: GBR 0T9.4BD

Mapcode Global: VH97T.9275

Entry Name: Cowshed About 60 Metres South of Priory Farmhouse

Listing Date: 6 January 1966

Last Amended: 14 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321207

Location: Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Maiden Bradley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 74 SE
(south side)
Cowshed about 75 metres
south west of Priory Farm -
house (formerly listed as Remains
of Augustinian Priory)

The address shall be amended to read
(south side)
Cowshed about 60 metres south
of Priory Farmhouse (formerly
listed as Remains of Augustinian


ST 74 SE
(south side)
1/101 Cowshed about 75 metres south west
of Priory Farmhouse (formerly listed
6.1.66 as Remains of Augustinian Priory)
Hall house and gatehouse, now disused cowshed. C15, altered C19
and C20. Rubble stone, corrugated asbestos roof, formerly
thatched, two truncated external lateral stone stacks. Two-storey.
North west side has planked door to right, large Tudor-arched
blocked opening, former gateway, to left, Tudor-arched chamfered
doorway and square-headed chamfered doorway to centre, the latter
three openings within C20 covered yard. First floor has two 2-
light chamfered mullioned windows to _left, three chamfered single
blocked windows and Tudor-arched planked door to right, small
canopied image niche over centre Tudor-arched doorway. Rear,
facing south east, has large Tudor-arched blocked doorway, former
gateway to right, blocked square-headed doorway and three C19
segmental-headed windows. First floor has two chamfered lights,
two blocked pointed lights and open doorway, two truncated external
stacks. C19 lean-to extension to left return.
Interior has C19 cowstalls to ground floor, C19 ceiling and first
floor. First floor retains roof of 5-bay hall house; two arch-
braced collar trusses with chamfered soffits to east, three collar
and tie-beam trusses with cranked collars and lower king struts to
west, two tiers of purlins with curved windbracing, chamfered to 3
eastern bays only. Two added bays to west end, single-storey only.
Two inserted, blocked stone fireplaces to south wall; west one
post-dating a pointed window. Represents part of a C12 women's
leper hospital founded by Manasser Biset, steward to Henry II,
before 1164, became a small Augustinian Priory in 1190. At the
Dissolution there were 5 canons and the lands of the priory were
then acquired by the Seymour family. This building is probably
late medieval, of several phases and was on the south side of the
domestic ranges.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; V.C.H.,
Wiltshire, Vol III, 1956)

Listing NGR: ST7995140324

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