CHILTON PRIORY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1173090
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1987
Statutory Address:
CHILTON PRIORY, BATH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHILTON PRIORY, BATH ROAD

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Chilton Polden
National Grid Reference:
ST 37385 38937

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 29/07/2015

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CHILTON POLDEN CP, POLDEN HILL, BATH ROAD (North side), Chilton Priory

II

Folly, subsequently much enlarged to become a country house. Tower and wing at rear 1836, for William Stradling, an antiquarian and collector, to house his collection; remainder added mid/late C19, some C20 alterations; the whole fabric incorporates re-used medieval and later features. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, embattled parapets, flat bitumenised roofs, rubble stacks. Earliest portion in Gothick style, later addition in Tudor style with mock-military mannerisms; irregular plan and elevations. Tower adjacent to roadside, 3 storeys, diagonal buttresses with offsets, octagonal stair-turret, on first floor an oriel, stone-mullioned and transomed windows, on second floor single light windows with cusped heads, an iron casement to each, string below battlements with gargoyles. Single storey wing attached to east of tower, lancet windows with cusped heads, gabled porch to south with door opening in a re-used Perpendicular surround, door dated 1616. The attached ranges to south and east of 2 storeys, stone mullioned windows, lancets, turrets and angular bays. Interior features of interest predominantly confined to the early part of the building including re-used C17 altar rail; medieval stained glass; carved corbels; and fireplace in a massive freestone surround. Attached garage and outbuildings to east are not of special interest. (Stradling William, Chilton Priory, 1839).

Listing NGR: ST3738538937

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
269457
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Stradling, W, Chilton Priory, (1839)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04815/13
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