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The Old Priory and Attached Walls, Piers and Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9017 / 51°54'5"N

Longitude: -2.08 / 2°4'48"W

OS Eastings: 394591

OS Northings: 222572

OS Grid: SO945225

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.NYD

Mapcode Global: VH947.WGRJ

Plus Code: 9C3VWW29+MX

Entry Name: The Old Priory and Attached Walls, Piers and Gate

Listing Date: 5 May 1972

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474278

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/9/279 (South side)
05/05/72 No.70
The Old Priory and attached walls,
piers and gate
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Presbytery of the Church of St
Gregory the Great)


Former presbytery with attached walls, piers and gate. Dated
1881. Probably by Boultons of Cheltenham. Coursed, squared
limestone rubble over brick with dressed quoins and concealed
roof, iron gate. Gothic Revival style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 2 first-floor windows. Quoins to angles;
central off-set buttress with niche at first floor and statue
of St Gregory. Moulded first-floor band. Windows, alike:
2-cusped lights with mullions and transoms, those to ground
floor have quatrefoil in head and inscribed 'Jesus' and
'Maria', with hoodmoulds. Those to first floor have date in
roundel to heads and voussoirs over. Entrance range set back
to right with plank door, forms link building to St Gregory's
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: coursed limestone wall abuts at left and
is approx 2m high with double-chamfered coping, return along
front facade is approx 1m high with chamfered coping,
extending for approx 10m to piers, square on plan with
trefoiled heads and gate with panelled lower stage surmounted
by spearhead bars.
HISTORICAL NOTE: built as the presbytery to RC Church of St
Gregory. The church was designed by C Hanson (1854-7) and
completed by Boultons of Cheltenham with Mr Acock of
Cheltenham, builder.
Abuts Church of St Gregory, St James's Square (qv).

Listing NGR: SO9458922561

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