The Priory

22 Apr 2003
The Priory, 34 And 36 High Street, Bruton, South Somerset, Somerset, BA10 0AG
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


8/114 Nos.34 and 36 (The Priory)



Formerly Priory Court House, now offices. C15 modified. Local stone cut and squared, ground floor; jettied timber frame first floor, covered with rendering ashlar lined; stone slate roof between stepped coped gables; brick end chimney stacks. 2 storeys with attics; 6 bays irregular fenestration. To ground floor, ovolo-mould timber frame windows with plain sash inserts and label moulds over; 4-light bay 1; 3-light bays 4 and 6; chamfered cambered arch doorway with C19 part glazed door bay 2, and similar door bay 5; corbelled pilasters to ends and centre first floor, with carved animals supporting heraldic shields (said to refer to John Henton, Prior of Bruton, 1448-1498); between these cover mould to projecting end beams and cill string course, and some moulded vertical posts, all timber; 3-light oriel window with plain sashes to upper bay 1, otherwise upper windows are 2-light ovolo mould frames with plain sashes, under label mouldings: 2 C20 pitched roof dormers with small pane windows in roof. Interior not seen, but reported are the jowled posts carrying first floor ceiling bears and a frayed ceiling with double roll moulding at West end, and roof with tenoned purlins and curved windbraces; otherwise much of the internal work is C19 re-arrangement.

(Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972; VAG Report, Unpublished SRO, February 1975).

Listing NGR: ST6824334815


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0642 IOE Records taken by Sue Durant; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Sue Durant. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Durant, Sue

Rights Holder: Durant, Sue


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