HOUSE (Elizabethan to 21st Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 80197 54049 (35m by 33m)
Map sheet SK85SW
District Newark
Civil Parish Newark, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

In extensive gardens enclosed by old stone walls, the Friary is on the site of a vanished house of Observant (1507), then Austin (1534) Friars. It is a rambling stone building, C17th in its earliest parts. (1)
A plaque on the building states … "After dissolution the Friary at Newark was converted into a private house of which part is incorporated in this building." The well restored exterior shows evidence of its multi-period building, with only a little of the C15/C16 work remaining. It is now the offices of the Newark Public Health Dept. (2)
This property, consisting of a large house, outbuildings and grounds, is owned by Newark District Council. The present site is defined by a boundary wall, parts of which may be medieval, enclosing some 3.5 acres. Within this curtilage is a large house, the core of which is C17th, but which is mainly C18th with C19th additions. Attached to it is a structure called the Old Chapel. The upper floor of this is a chapel in the style of the C17th, while the ground floor is a narrow barrel-vaulted undercroft. On the south side of the house are a number of outbuildings, of which one barn is a Grade II listed building. (3)
See M8494 for Civil War earthworks, M18182 for Cemetery, M18184 for Medieval Friary, M18318 for SE boundary wall.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(6), Parish file

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

52 BW photos, HBR

Listed buildings slides, (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 194 (Monograph). SNT4.

<2> Harper FR, 1962, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT748.

<3> Bishop MW, 1980, The Friary, Newark (Unpublished document). SNT502.

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  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. .
  • <1> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 194.
  • <2> Personal comment: Harper FR. 1962. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Bishop MW. 1980. The Friary, Newark.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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