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IoE Number: 407842
Location: THE PRIORY, IN PRIORY WOOD, 500 YARDS TO NORTH EAST OF MIDFORD CASTLE, MIDFORD ROAD (north side)
  SOUTHSTOKE, BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
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Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 01 February 1956
Date of last amendment: 01 February 1956
Grade II

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ST 76 SESOUTH STOKEMIDFORD ROAD (north side)7/189The Priory, in Priory Wood,500 yards to north-east of Midford1.2.56Castle

ST 76 SE SOUTH STOKE MIDFORD ROAD (north side) 7/189 The Priory, in Priory Wood, 500 yards to north-east of Midford 1.2.56 Castle - II Gothick style summer house or tea-room. Circa 1775 possibly to the design of John Carter. In a ruined state at time of survey - December 1983. Coursed squared freestone footings survive for 2-3 feet around the main building which has a canted south end. At the north west is a ruinous, circular tower: ashlar; 3 stages with a bold bracketted cornice and a truncated spire; pierced quatrefoil windows on the west side, the top one is under a hoodmould as on Midford Castle.(q.v.). The Priory ruins are all that remains of an important Georgian Gothick garden which formerly also contained a hermitage, a bridge over a man-made ravine and numerous walks and rides. (Country Life, 3.III.1944., 10.III.1944.).

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