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REMAINS OF TRESCO PRIORY AND ASSOCIATED MONUMENTS AND ATTACHED WALLS

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: REMAINS OF TRESCO PRIORY AND ASSOCIATED MONUMENTS AND ATTACHED WALLS

List entry Number: 1141172

Location

REMAINS OF TRESCO PRIORY AND ASSOCIATED MONUMENTS AND ATTACHED WALLS

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

County:

District: Isles of Scilly

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Tresco

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Feb-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Dec-1992

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 62558

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History

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Details

SV 8914 1358-0/7/123

TRESCO Remains of Tresco Priory and associated monuments and attached walls

(Formerly Listed as: Remains of Tresco Priory in Gardens of Tresco Abbey)

12.02.75

GV

II

Remains of Priory. c.1300; much rebuilt in C19. Granite rubble and cut granite walls. Nave, chancel and site of crossing. Chamfered arch of 2 orders to possible former crossing arch and smaller arch to ritual epistle side of nave. Other fragmentary features include north entry with chamfered jambs of 2 orders. Inscribed C6 Early Christian tombstone reset below the east jamb of the doorway reads "THI FILI...COGI (or TOGI)". In use for burials until C19, and memorials include chest tomb with slate top to James Pender, d.1711, and Mary Nicholas, d.1807. The priory is mentioned in a charter of Henry I as belonging to Tavistock Abbey in the reign of Edward the Confessor. Subsidiary features: tall granite rubble walls enclose garden to south east and extend approx. 50m to west with return of 40m to north.

(P Laws: The Buildings of Scilly: Redruth: 1980-: 5; B.H. St.J.O'Neil: Isles of Scilly: London (HMSO): 1950-: 12-14; Buildings of England: Pevsner, N., and Ratcliffe, E.: Cornwall (London: 2nd ed. 1970), 210).

Listing NGR: SV8947614232

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Laws, P, The Buildings of Scilly, (1980), 5
O'Neil, BH St J , Isles of Scilly, (1950), 12-14
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Cornwall, (1970), 210
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 8 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly,

National Grid Reference: SV8947214242

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