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 clunch, is subject to complex structural movement and dampness issues. Dunstable Town Council accepted an Historic England Heritage at Risk grant in 2016 for a detailed study to examine condition and find solutions. Awaiting final report from environmental specialist and outcome of other grant processes. Excess surface water a significant agent of decay undermining the clunch foundations and front wall, causing further instability. Active and on-going project.

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:
    B
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA