Building record M2709 - Beauvale Priory, Greasley - Prior's House


TOWER HOUSE (Medieval to Tudor)


Grid reference SK 49220 49060 (point)
Map sheet SK44NE
District Broxtowe
Civil Parish Greasley, Broxtowe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A three-storeyed building which overlaps part of the W end of the church. The ground storey is divided into three oblong spaces, the middle one forms the passage from the S side of the church into the great cloister. The large room on the first floor was lighted by two windows and had a fireplace.. The upper floor has a hooded fireplace and a range of three square-headed windows. (1)
C14 tower house. (2)
A large square building yet remains. (3)
The most prominent structure is the ashlar "priors" cell with mullioned windows on the upper floors and 2 W facing C14 pointed doors on the ground level and 1 door to the N. This contains barrel vaulted cells. (4)
At the W end of the church is a 3 storey building with gabled ends variously known as the prior's house or lodging. It is constructed from coursed and squared rubble with ashlar facings. The roof is tiled and supported on brick built gables. It is 9m x 6m in plan and is around 8m in height. (Modified listed building description given). (5)

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.

2 BW print, inc 4949/3, SMR

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

3 colour prints (from slides), SMR

Listed buildings slides, (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Thoroton Society, 1908, TTS, pp 69-94 (Published document). SNT335.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1965, TTS, p 66 (Published document). SNT378.

<3> MOW, 819 (Published document). SNT929.

<4> Hart CR, 1984, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT754.

<5> RCHME, 1996, Beauvale Priory, Nottinghamshire Archaeological Report. NMR no: SK 44 NE 7, pp 4-5 (Unpublished document). SNT2190.

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  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. .
  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1908. TTS. 12. pp 69-94.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1965. TTS. 69. p 66.
  • <3> Published document: MOW. 819.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Hart CR. 1984. AM107.
  • <5> Unpublished document: RCHME. 1996. Beauvale Priory, Nottinghamshire Archaeological Report. NMR no: SK 44 NE 7. pp 4-5.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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