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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.


List entry Number: 1147704



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

County: Lincolnshire

District: Boston

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Freiston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Nov-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Aug-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 191997

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12/81 The Priory (formerly listed as 19.11.51 Vicarage)

G.V. II*

Former vicarage, now house. Built on the site of Frieston Priory and possibly incorporating some earlier stonework. Late C16, C17 with early C18 and early C19 alterations. Red brick in English and Flemish bonds with ashlar quoins and band. Plain and clay tiled roof with brick coped tumbled gables and kneelers. 2 gable and single ridge stacks with moulded plinth and pairs of diagonally set brick shafts. The rear range has 2 external wall stacks with diagonally set shafts and knopped gable, with moulded ashlar kneeler. Parallel ranges plan, the rear range is C16, the front range a C17 addition refronted c.1720. 2 storey plus garret, 7 bay front, with central 6 panel door with overlight, panelled reveals, fluted pilasters and frieze to pedimented doorcase, flanked by 3 glazing bar sashes, with rubbed brick splayed arches. To first floor 7 similar windows. The gable walls have plinths and circular lights to the garret. Interior. Retains late C16 dogleg staircase with large balusters, moulded eandrail, knopped newel, pulvinated frieze to closed string. Beneath the stairs a small cellar with stone walls, possibly a remnant of the Priory. In the rear range on ground and first floors are deeply moulded beams each bearing different elaborately moulded stops. The front range has early C18 panelling in part, mantle shelves and shutters. Clasped purl in roofs. The property was held by the King following the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It was disposed of between 1714 and 1729 to the Dryden family, which may date the re-fronting. Source: Thompson, History of Boston.

Listing NGR: TF3774943693

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Thompson, , History of Boston

National Grid Reference: TF 37749 43693


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