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Stoke sub Hamdon Priory

 

Stoke sub Hamdon Priory

Stoke sub Hamdon Priory
Stoke sub Hamdon Priory
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Stoke-sub-Hamdon
Country England
Coordinates

50°57′16″N 2°44′56″W / 50.9545°N 2.7488°W / 50.9545; -2.7488

Construction started 14th century

Stoke sub Hamdon Priory is a 14th-century former priest's house of the chantry chapel of St Nicholas, in Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, England. It is designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building, and Scheduled Ancient Monument.[1][2]

The Ham stone building was originally the Provost's Lodging, part of the College Buildings of the Beauchamp Chantry. Before 1304 it may have been the rector's house.[1]

After 1518 it became a farm, known as Parsonage Farmhouse, which it remained until around 1960.[1] Some of the farm buildings are now in poor condition and have been added to the Heritage at Risk register.[3]

The priory has been owned by the National Trust since 1946. [4]

Major restoration was carried out in 1967.[1]

See also

References

External links

  • Stoke sub Hamdon Priory, National Trust
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