Priory House (Council Offices), High Street south, Dunstable - Central Bedfordshire (UA)

C18 house on site of Priory guesthouse with C13 medieval undercroft and some pre-Georgian cellars. The undercroft, built in Totternhoe stone, is subject to complex structural movement and dampness issues. Excess surface water remains a significant agent of decay undermining the Totternhoe stone foundations and front wall causing further instability. Active and on-going project. Historic England continues to provide technical advice.

Priory House (Council Offices), High Street south, Dunstable - Central Bedfordshire (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    PRIORY HOUSE (COUNCIL OFFICES)
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1114593
    Local Planning Authority:
    Central Bedfordshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Civil > Public building

Location

    Building Name:
    Priory House (Council Offices)
    Unitary Authority:
    Central Bedfordshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Dunstable
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    South West Bedfordshire
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Occupied/in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA