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Nun Monkton Priory

Hob Uid: 56574
Location :
North Yorkshire
Harrogate
Nun Monkton
Grid Ref : SE5117457910
Summary : A Benedictine nunnery founded circa 1147 dissolved 1536 .The site is now occupied by a late 17th century house. The house was built circa 1660 for George Payler. The building is U-shaped in plan and is built of red brick, laid in English garden wall bond, with ashlar dressings and a plain tile roof. The building features brick pilasters. The house has some minor alterations of the 18th century and the early to mid 20th century.
More information : [SE 51175791] The Priory on site of Priory [GT] (Benedictine Nuns) (1)

The priory for Benedictine Nuns was founded c.1147. All that survives is the nave of the church, dedicated to St. Mary,
(See SE55NW10) the present east wall dating from 1873. (2-3)

There are no visible remains of the priory other than those incorporated in the nave of the present church of St. Mary. 'The Priory' is a 17th c private residence.(4)

Grade II*. The Priory. 1690. Brick with bays divided by pilasters with stone caps. Hipped tile roof. 2 storeys. 7 sash windows. Doorway with open scrolly pediment on corbels excellently carved. Low deep porch on Tuscan columns on west side. Interior; staircase with fully fashioned balusters. (5)

Pevsner notes that this is the site of a Benedictine Priory founded circa 1150. He describes the 17th century country house as "Nun Monkton Hall, built it is said circa 1690, two storeys hipped roof, facade of 7 bays with giant pilasters". Note the use of this alternative name. (6)

Additional Source (7)

The Priory was used for convalescence during the Second World War. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1958
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Source : Medieval religious houses : England and Wales
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Source Number : 3
Source : Yorkshire : the West Riding
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Page(s) : 383-4
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RL 12-JUN-63
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) Nidderdale Rural District, West Riding of Yorkshire, September 1962
Page(s) : 24
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Harrogate, 27/08/1987
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Source Number : 7
Source : Yorkshire : the West Riding
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Page(s) : 383-384
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Source Number : 8
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Email correspondence Mr P Lepine-Smith, Royal Corp of Signals 23-JAN-2015
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Founded c1147
Monument End Date : 1157
Monument Start Date : 1137
Monument Type : Benedictine Nunnery, Priory
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Dissolved 1536
Monument End Date : 1536
Monument Start Date : 1536
Monument Type : Benedictine Nunnery, Priory
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built c1660
Monument End Date : 1670
Monument Start Date : 1650
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : altered C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : altered early to mid C20
Monument End Date : 1966
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Second World War
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Convalescent Hospital
Evidence : Oral Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 35268
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 331667
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 111682
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 55 NW 1
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 55 NW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-06-12
End Date : 1963-06-12
Associated Activities : INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14