Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1353289

Date first listed: 13-Oct-1952

Statutory Address: MICHELHAM PRIORY


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Statutory Address: MICHELHAM PRIORY

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

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden (District Authority)

Parish: Arlington

National Grid Reference: TQ 55888 09319


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TQ 50 NE 18/502 13.10.52 Michelham Priory


2. A Priory for Augustinian Canons, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was founded here by Gilbert de Aquila in 1229. It was dissolved in 1536. Edward I spent the night of the 14th September, 1302 here. The surviving building is T-shaped, the east and north wings dating from the C13, the west wing from the C16 after the Dissolution. The building is of stone, the east wing being sandstone. Tiled roof. Two stoeys and attic, except the north wing which has 3 storeys and attic. The south front has 9 windows and 6 modern dormers. Two chimney breasts, one extending down to the ground, the other corbelled out above the ground floor with a pointed doorway below this. Casement windows with stone mullions and dripstones, those in the east wing being modern. This wing was the Refectory. Its south face has 3 blocked pointed arches at first floor level and on the ground floor. One similar archway and one four-centred doorway. Its north face has 4 blocked pointed archways together on the ground floor, 2 with slender shafts having foliated capitals and deeply chamfered heads. These were the Lavatory. The north wing, which originally extended further north and has been cut off, was the Prior's Lodging. It has a blocked pointed archway on the ground floor and 3 similar window openings above containing modern windows. The ground floor room which it contains is a vaulted under-croft. Some masonry further north shows the point to which this wing extended. The north face of the west wing has larger windows and a stone dormer. Articles in the Sussex County Magazine Vol 2, p 2, in the Sussex Archaeological Society's Collections Vols 6, p 129 and 67 p 1 and in Country Life of 23rd March 1935.

Listing NGR: TQ5589309322


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Books and journals
'Sussex County Magazine' in Sussex County Magazine, , Vol. 2, (), 2
'Country Life' in 23 March, (1935)
'Sussex Archaeological Collection' in Sussex Archaeological Collection, (), 129
'Sussex Archaeological Collection' in Sussex Archaeological Collection, (), 1

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