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Portbury Priory Portbury Priory and Boundary Wall to South East

A Grade II Listed Building in Portbury, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4737 / 51°28'25"N

Longitude: -2.7237 / 2°43'25"W

OS Eastings: 349834

OS Northings: 175224

OS Grid: ST498752

Mapcode National: GBR JK.LFKK

Mapcode Global: VH88K.Q7Z2

Plus Code: 9C3VF7FG+FG

Entry Name: Portbury Priory Portbury Priory and Boundary Wall to South East

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321021

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33566

ID on this website: 101321021

Location: Portbury, North Somerset, BS20

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Portbury

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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1/171 Portbury Priory and Boundary Wall
13.10.52 to south-east

Remains of Priory buildings, now a house. C14 to C15; restored and altered
early C19. Rubble with freestone dressings rind quoins, ashlar; slate roof with
coped raised verges. L-plan, probably a hall with a tower at the south. East
elevation. 2 storeys and attics, to right part which is the probable hall;
clad in ashlar; embattled parapet; diagonal buttress at right end with off-sets
and pinnacle; lateral stack to left with single cusped light windows to each
side (that to the right is late mediaeval); central buttress; string course
over ground floor; plank door with chamfered surround and 4-centred head on
ground floor at the north (right) end. At the south (left) end is a 4-stage
tower: rubble to the upper part, ashlar to the lower; doorway with chamfered
surround and 4-centred head; part of blocked window on first stage; moulded
ashlar stringcourse. Extending from south-east corner of the tower is a late
mediaeval wall, approximately 30 yards long and 12-15 feet high, rubble with some
plaster, corbels at east end. The south wing (Caswell Lane) is 3 storeys with a
number of blocked openings and one 4-light casement window with a king mullion,
ovolo moulded mullions and surrounds; C20 2-light casement window on second
floor. The west gable end has a 3-light C20 casement window on the ground floor
and a slit window in a chamfered surround on the third floor. To the right the
south elevation of the tower has slit vents in chamfered surrounds on the ground
floor; a 2-light cross window on the second stage with hollow moulded mullions
and surrounds and cusped heads to the lights; other blocked windows above. The
rear elevation of the east range has two single light windows on the ground
floor, one with a coarsely chamfered surround; two 2-light cross windows on
first floor, hollow moulded mullions and surrounds and restored trefoil heads;
at the left is a projecting square stairtower with quoins and 2 blocked slit
vents in chamfered surrounds. The north gable end has a 3-light window with
cusped tracery on the first floor, a 2-light casement on the second and to the
right of the window are 2 blocked doorways in chamfered surrounds with 4-centred
heads; part of ruined wall projects from,the right end with part of a blocked
door. The Caswell Lane range has two single light windows in chamfered surrounds
on first floor and blocked window on ground floor. Interior. East range has a
vaulted undercroft; early C19 moulded pointed arch at south end of main room;
remains of stair at north-west corner. South range: square-headed, chamfered
fireplace on ground floor.

Listing NGR: ST4983775231

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