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THE PRIORY

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

List entry Number: 1130090

Location

THE PRIORY, OUNDLE ROAD

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chesterton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Feb-1986

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 54837

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

CHESTERTON OUNDLE ROAD TL 1295 (North Side) 13/29 The Priory 11.2.86 GV II House, formerly a rectory. Built for Hon Rev G.Gordon nephew of the Marquis of Huntly; architect W J Donthorne (1799-1859). Gothic revival. Dated 1852, an addition to an C18 building with service extensions, later C19 billiard room linked to east side. Ashlar Ketton limestone and dressings, coursed rubble limestone with ashlar dressings and dressed stone quoins, and C19 painted brick. Collyweston stone slated roofs with patterned ridge tiles, and pantiled roofs. Two storeys and attics, two storey rear service wing, and single storey extensions. Main north-south range with side stack to west slightly advanced from range to east at right angles with gable end stack. Gabled entrance porch facing west in angle between main range and service wing. South elevation: Plain chamfered parapet gables, band between floors with moulded edge, and plinth. Side stack and gable end stack of two stages with moulded cornices and one with embattled decoration. Dated gable plaque '1852', recessed in niche with square head, label and foliate stops. Two similar ground floor three light hung sash windows with ogee-trefoiled-heads and blank shields in spandrels. Two first floor hung sash three-light windows with moulded cornice, one with facade gable, to right hand. Cast iron gutters with scalloped heads. Entrance porch: Gabled with hollow-chamfered parapet coping; diagonal buttress of two stages to left hand of doorway approached by stone steps. Double-leafed door with glazed panels shaped to two-centred archway with continuous moulded orders, label and head stops. Plaque with Huntly achievement or arms recessed in niche above doorway with trefoiled head. Interior: Gothic staircase; three stone chimney pieces, one with ball flower and crocket ornament; original panelled doors; pattern tiles to entrance lobby.

RIBA Collection, building description by W J Donthorne. Dixon and Muthesius Victorian Architecture p257 Colvin 2nd Ed

Listing NGR: TL1272395423

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Dixon, R, Muthesius, S, Victorian Architecture, (1978), 257

National Grid Reference: TL 12723 95423

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