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REMAINS OF ST THOMAS 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: REMAINS OF ST THOMAS PRIORY

List entry Number: 1206706

Location

REMAINS OF ST THOMAS PRIORY

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Launceston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Sep-1972

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 370061

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History

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Details

LAUNCESTON

SX3285 RIVERSIDE (OFF), St Thomas 660-1/3/237 (South side (off)) 13/09/72 Remains of St Thomas Priory

II*

Remains of priory church and associated priory buildings. C12, C13 and C15; abandoned and partly destroyed 1540, excavated late C19 and early C20. Slatestone with volcanic stone dressings. Complex plan over large site part of which is excavated and includes what must be the priory church with steps up towards the east end and complex moulded abutments and jambs. Newel stair at a short distance north of the crossing; 2 stone chest tombs partly within crossing. Other remains visible by SE corner and south of porch of Church of St Thomas-by-Launceston (q.v.) Maximum height of visible remains is approx. 1.5 metres. (Peter OB: Launceston Priory (the substance of a lecture): Launceston: 1989-; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Cornwall).

Listing NGR: SX3281485016

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Peter, OB , Launceston Priory, (1989)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SX3281485016

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