St Bees Priory, former chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega (Old College Hall)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1086681
Date first listed:
09-Aug-1984
Statutory Address:
St Bees Priory, former chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega (Old College Hall), B5345

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Location

Statutory Address:
St Bees Priory, former chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega (Old College Hall), B5345

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Copeland (District Authority)
Parish:
St. Bees
National Grid Reference:
NX 96910 12130

Details

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/11/2017

NX 91 SE (INSET), 8/67

ST BEES B5345 (west side) St Bees Priory, former chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega (Old College Hall)

(Formerly listed as St Bees School, Music room in former chancel to Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega)

GV I Former chancel to Priory Church (music room for St Bees School when surveyed). Rebuilt late C12; south aisle added late C13/early C14. Un-roofed at Dissolution; re-roofed and south arcade walled up when converted for use as lecture room in early C19. Wooden floor inserted. Sandstone blocks.

North side and east end have moulded plinth, string, decoratively carved cavetto eaves moulding, and pilaster buttresses between windows. Five-bay north side has tall lancets with waterleaf capitals (to nook-shafts, now lost). East end has three lancets of equal height with waterleaf capitals; some en-delit nook-shafts survive. Remains of (stepped??) lancets in gable. Four-bay south arcade has windows inserted in blocking walls; steps up to door. Fragmentary remains of south and east walls to aisle.

Internally, removal of rubbish below wooden floor in 1981 uncovered medieval flagged floor with steps up to altar platform; (C14?) effigy or woman against north wall. In music room, east wall retains ornate two-tier late C12 blind arcading between windows.

Listing NGR: NX9690912130

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
76165
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hyde, M, The Buildings of England: Cumbria, (2010)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/01078/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Julian Thurgood. Source Historic England Archive
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