Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1069404

Date first listed: 29-Jul-1950



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Swale (District Authority)

Parish: Faversham

National Grid Reference: TR 01092 61743


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PRIORY ROAD 1. llO3 DAVINGTON ----------- Davington Priory TR 0161 NW 7/148 29.7.50. II* GV

2. Founded in 1153. The buildings immediately adjoin the Church. They comprise the Prioress's Parlour, the Library, the Western alley of the Cloister, the arch of the Lavatorium and the Norman doorway of the Re- fectory. They form an L-shape. The best front faces East. The ground floor is medieval work of chequered stone and flints. Above it is a timber-framed structure with a plastered front, colour- washed and over-hanging on a moulded bressummer. 4 gables with moulded bressummers, bargeboards and pendants. The Southernmost 1 is over a projecting wing and has scalloped bargeboards, a cove beneath the bressummer and a cartouche in the gable. Balancing this projection at the North end of the front is a 2-storey porch. Beyond it is a small wing backing on to the Church which forms an L with the main building. Externally this is apparently Cl8 with a modern addition at its East end. The West front of the main building, which is the entrance front, has been modernised. The ground floor is of stone, above plastered, with 4 gables having moulded bressummers, billet-moulded bargeboards and pendants. Tiled roof, Modern windows. The stained glass artist Thomas Willement was responsible for most of the Cl9 alterations; he also incorporated some medieval stained glass into his design for the interior.

Davington Priory, Walls and Postern and Church of St Mary Magdalene form a group with Raven's Court Wall enclosing Raven's Court and Raven's Court Cottage, Brent Hill.

Listing NGR: TR0109261743


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Legacy System number: 176000

Legacy System: LBS

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