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Clayton Priory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burgess Hill, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9458 / 50°56'44"N

Longitude: -0.1459 / 0°8'45"W

OS Eastings: 530346

OS Northings: 117899

OS Grid: TQ303178

Mapcode National: GBR JMK.RWP

Mapcode Global: FRA B6LL.T4X

Plus Code: 9C2XWVW3+8J

Entry Name: Clayton Priory

Listing Date: 28 January 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1354811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 302429

ID on this website: 101354811

Location: Mid Sussex, BN6

County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex

Civil Parish: Hassocks

Built-Up Area: Burgess Hill

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Burgess Hill St Edward

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Clayton Priory
TQ 31 NW 20/48 28.1.71

Built about 1820 by John Podmore of Hammonds Place, Burgess Hill, which was then
called Clayton Priory. The new house was at first called New Priory. The architect
was possibly John Rebecca of Worthing. The house was later renamed Clayton Priory
when the old house became Hammonds Place. Two storeys. Faced with Roman cement.
The entrance front faces east. It originally had 5 windows, but the centre first floor
window has been replaced by a pair of windows. Cornice and parapet. Ionic pilasters
flank the front for the whole face of the building. Four central window-bays project
with a pediment over. The outer window-bays of this projection are slightly
recessed in arcading. Architrave over the 2 central first floor windows. Glazing
bars intact. Central semi-circular porch containing a doorway with side lights,
large semi-circular fanlight and door of 6 fielded and moulded panels. South front
has 5 windows. Low rectangular panel in centre of parapet. First floor windows have
Venetian shutters. Colonnade of Doric columns along the whole of the ground floor,
of which the centre projects slightly. Cornice and parapet over with scrolled
central pediment. Fine staircase of single flight dividing at half-landing. Hall
with curved doors arranged symmetrically at the angled. Good chimney pieces.

Listing NGR: TQ3034617899

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