The Priory

7 Jul 2002
The Priory, Church Lane, Charlbury, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

CHARLBURY CHURCH LANE SP3519 5/27 (South End) The Priory 27.8.56 GV II

Former court-house belonging to Eynsham Abbey. C16 or earlier with C17 and later additions. Coursed rubble; some timber lintels and ashlar dressings; stone slate roof. L-plan originally with hall and cross- passage, now with extensive additions. 2-span roof to left wing. 2 storeys and attic. Main part is a 5-window range with gabled crosswing to right. Stone mullioned windows with leaded lights and drip moulds on ground floor and to-left of first floor. C20 French windows in similar style in centre of right part. First floor has two 2-light wooden mullioned and transomed windows with ovolo moulded lintels flanking a 3- light casement. Attic window has wooden mullions with rectangular leaded lights. C16 side chimney to right; gable end chimney to left, and one ridge stack. Small C18 gable-fronted wing set back to left. Projecting C20 gabled wing in similar style to right has date 1935 on sundial.

Interior has doors with 2-centred head to former service wing. Principal ground-floor room to right has ogee moulded and chamfered ceiling beams and a stone fireplace with hollow chamfer, keystone and reset jambs.

Smaller Tudor-arched fireplace on first floor. Roof has windbraces and stop chamfered purlins. C17 wing to left has through purlin roof.

Listing NGR: SP3553219387


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0761 IOE Records taken by Priscilla Frost; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Priscilla Frost. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Frost, Priscilla

Rights Holder: Frost, Priscilla


Ashlar, Rubble, Stone, Timber, Medieval Court House, Tudor Civil, Elizabethan Law Court, Legal Site