Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1128787

Date first listed: 21-Sep-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Dec-1984

Statutory Address: THE PRIORY, 17, CASTLE STREET


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Statutory Address: THE PRIORY, 17, CASTLE STREET

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

District: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Thornbury

National Grid Reference: ST 63589 90316


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THORNBURY CASTLE STREET 4/16 ST 6390 (west side) 21.9.52 No 17 (The Priory) (formerly listed as The Priory) GV II*

C15 origin, altered in C16 and C17 (north wing added). Formerly one long property with adjoining No 15. Rendered. Pantile roof. Two storeys. Two windows: to left 2 storey bay with 1-4-1 light moulded mullion casement windows, elaborately moulded sills and cornice; to right 4-light mullioned and transomed window and bay on ground floor with moulded sill. Central 6-panel door under porch. Plank door to left. Two storey rear wing. Interior: Ground floor: Hall, chamfered stone fireplace with square head. Stop-chamfered beams. Parlour: panelling of small square and rectangular panels. Dog-leg stair with turned balusters. First Floor: Great Chamber (above Hall known as Chapel room), arch-braced collar beam roof with 2 rows of curved windbraces. Chamfered stone fireplace with shouldered head and moulded mantel-shelf. The fireplace cuts a fragment of wall-painting to the right. The design consists of a Maltese cross within a circle, and a coiled snake. Further to right is a spice cupboard with scratch mouldings on the door. Reputed to have been an ecclesiastical building. Sources: L Hall (1982). Report in NMR.

Listing NGR: ST6358990316


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Legacy System number: 34916

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Books and journals
Hall, L, 'City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Monograph Number 6' in The Rural Houses of North Avon and South Gloucestershire 1400-1720, (1983)

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