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THE PRIORY INCLUDING ADJOINING WALL ON THE NORTH EAST 6582 6435

List Entry Summary

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

Name: THE PRIORY INCLUDING ADJOINING WALL ON THE NORTH EAST 6582 6435

List entry Number: 1117130

Location

THE PRIORY INCLUDING ADJOINING WALL ON THE NORTH EAST 6582 6435

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

County:

District: West Berkshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Beech Hill

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1947

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 39977

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Details

BEECH HILL SU 76 SW 7/1 The Priory including adjoining wall on the north east 6582:6435. 14.4.47 G.V. II*

Large country house. C16 extended 1648, altered C18. Mostly brick but with some timber framing in older part with brick infill; old tile roofs gabled, and one half hipped. Irregular plan. Part 2 storeys and part 2 storeys and attics. Two large C17 chimneys with offset heads and stepped bases on front part, 3 large chimneys on rear part. Entrance south east front: triple gabled, brick plinth, moulded brick first floor string and similar string at base of gables; dentilled eaves and cornice carried over gables. 2 storey central entrance porch with similar brick detailing on gable, glazed door in brick doorcase with broken segmental pediment over and date panel of 1648. Each gable has a 2- light attic casement. 3 bays of sash windows with glazing bars to the left of porch and to right 3 upper bays of similar sashes over 2 lower bays. North east front: a long wing with 7 bays of sash windows with glazing bars on first floor, irregular casements below, and with large C17 chimney between the first and second bays from the right. There is a C17 brick wall with a deep weathered top at right angles to and adjoining this front approximately 2 metres high and 40 metres long. North west front: the oldest part, partly timber framed. 2 storeys and 2 storeys with attics. Very irregular fenestration with sash windows with glazing bars, some leaded casements, and three C16 diamond mullioned windows on ground floor. Interior: good early C18 panelling in hall and dining room divided by Doric pilasters. Some early C16 panelling on first floor landing and in alcove over entrance porch. A mid-C17 open well stair with turned balusters, moulded handrail and square chamfered newels In the 2 principal bedrooms on the first floor there are 2 fine mid C17 chimney pieces with pilasters and Ionic capitals, garlands, friezes, and overmantels with volutes down from halved Ionic pilasters. B.0.E. (Berkshire) p.85.

Listing NGR: SU7081764340

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 85

National Grid Reference: SU 70817 64340

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