The Priory / Priory Hotel
- 15 Jul 2002
- The Priory, High Street, Whitchurch, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
- Priory Hotel, High Street, Whitchurch, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SP 8020 WHITCHURCH HIGH STREET (east side)
9/215 Priory Hotel (formerly listed as The Priory)
Hotel. C15, altered mid C16 and later, renovated early C20. Timber frame, some old brick infill to ground floor, remainder renewed. Coursed rubble stone plinth. Tiled roof, Flanking chimneys each have 2 square shafts set diagonally, that to left of thin brick on an external stone stack, that to right C19-C20. Smaller brick chimney to centre. 2 storeys and cellars, the first floor jettied to front on beam ends. 6 bays.
Early C20 diamond-leaded casements: 3 3-light and 2 4-light with cornice blind cases to ground floor; 5 2-light and 2 3-light to first floor.
Small barred wooden casements to cellars in bays to right of centre.
Central old board and stud door in moulded wooden frame with square head. Matching C19-C20 extension with jettied first floor set back to right. Other C18 and C19 stone and brick extensions to rear. Interior: bays 2 and 3 originally an open hall, the fine central truss having hollow chamfered timbers and large curved braces forming wide 2-centred arch with 4-centred tracery in spandrels. Floor inserted C16, the lower room having finely moulded cross beams and cornice. 3 bays to right have chamfered spine beams and heavy joists, and one curved brace supporting a tie beam. Central fireplace has re-used and reproduction C17 panelling.
Similar panelling re-sited in C19-C20 entrance lobby to far right.
RCHM II p.326 Mon. 5.
Listing NGR: SP8019220822
Copyright IoE Mr Peter Carter. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Carter, Peter
Rights Holder: Carter, Peter
Brick, Rubble, Stone, Tile, Timber, Medieval Hostel, Tudor Commercial, Domestic, Residential Building, Timber Framed Building, Monument <By Form>, Jettied House, Jettied Building, Timber Framed House, House, Dwelling