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Outer gatehouse and attached precinct walls and barn 50 metres north of Priory Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Maxstoke, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.4794 / 52°28'46"N

Longitude: -1.6561 / 1°39'22"W

OS Eastings: 423452

OS Northings: 286891

OS Grid: SP234868

Mapcode National: GBR 5JQ.G43

Mapcode Global: VHBWH.7YV4

Entry Name: Outer gatehouse and attached precinct walls and barn 50 metres north of Priory Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 September 1961

Last Amended: 23 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 309012

Location: Maxstoke, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, B46

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Maxstoke

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Maxstoke

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

SP2386 (South side)
17/107 Outer gatehouse and attached
08/09/61 precinct walls and barn 200m N
of Priory Farmhouse
(Formerly listed as Remains of
outer gatehouse and precinct
Outer gatehouse to former priory of Augustinian Canons. Early C14. Squared and
irregularly coursed sandstone. Gables of original roof remain, but the rafters
have been removed. Square plan. 2 storeys. Outer wall has at first floor a
window of 2-lights in 2-centred chamfered arch, with fragments of reticulated
tracery. On either side of this window are two C15 niches with trefoil cusping
to canopies flanked by engaged shafts. 3-centred carriageway arch of 2 chamfered
arches to each face. Inner arch is similar and has a similar window above. South
west angle has octagonal stair vice, C15/C16, in ogee headed arch. North-west
angle has a small projecting wing of 3 storeys. Adjoining precinct walls of
similar squared and irregularly coursed sandstone with gable coping. At the east
end, part of the precinct wall is incorporated in the north side wall of a C19
barn. Red brick with plain-tiled roof. Interior; Gatehouse has original cross
wall with 3-centred double chamfered arch to carriageway and on the west, a
2-centred chamfered arch for pedestrians. Diagonal and ridge ribs to vaulting to
3 bays. Doorways have C19 plank doors but early C14 reset iron furniture.
Founded l336 by William de Clinton, Earl of Huntingdon. Scheduled ancient
(VCH: Warwickshire, Vol IV; Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p350)

Listing NGR: SP2345286889

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