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Tower House and Attached Wall and Gate Piers (Remains of Priory)

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3873 / 50°23'14"N

Longitude: -4.0585 / 4°3'30"W

OS Eastings: 253756

OS Northings: 56178

OS Grid: SX537561

Mapcode National: GBR Q0.T1CD

Mapcode Global: FRA 28D0.SSK

Plus Code: 9C2Q9WPR+WH

Entry Name: Tower House and Attached Wall and Gate Piers (Remains of Priory)

Listing Date: 29 March 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386302

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473687

Location: Plympton Erle, Plymouth, PL7

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Plympton Erle

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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SX5356SE OLD PRIORY, Plympton
740-1/40/440 Tower House and attached wall and
29/03/60 gate-piers (Remains of Priory)


House incorporating remains of former priory. C12 doorway and
part of ground-floor walls, otherwise mid-late C19. Killas
rubble with granite and freestone dressings; dry slate roof
with front attic gable and brick stack on left; crested clay
ridge tiles and shaped barge board and fascia board. Small
rectangular plan plus lean-to towards rear on right and
conservatory in the angle.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic; 1-window range. Attic gable
lancet, probably C13 and re-used; 2-storey oriel with
slate-hung aprons to upper floors and with early or mid C20
3-light leaded casements plus sidelights, and C12 moulded
doorway to ground floor, now fitted with window. Right-hand
return wall incorporates several small medieval windows.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: high rubble garden wall in front of house
on the left with pair of square brick gate-piers on its right.
The piers have plinths, rendered shaped panels with central
vermiculation, moulded cornices and stepped caps to moulded
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
685 & 686).

Listing NGR: SX5375656178

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