Building record M8747 - P Med House, Hodsock Priory


COUNTRY HOUSE (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 61143 85428 (41m by 40m)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Hodsock, Bassetlaw


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The Cliftons .. lived and built here. When Dugdale recorded his visitation in 1662, he mentioned the name of Robert Clifton as appearing on a scroll over a window ... built very early in the C16? There is nothing to indicate whether the house was 2 or 3 storeys. Possibly on a courtyard plan. After the Cliftons left the hall fell into ruins, by 1829 the Mellish family had built the present mansion. (1)
A large private residence of C19 incorporating the cellars of an earlier building (those of a probable C18 building, shown on a print in the possession of Maj Mayhew?) Other buildings on 1824 estate map. (2)
The oldest part, facing SW, looks as if it is early C19. The exterior was remodelled by Devey in 1873-6 for Mrs Mellish. (3)
Named 'Hodsock Priory'. (4)
The present large house lying to the south of the gatehouse was the subject of Gothic remodelling between 1829 and 1833, being early work of the architect Ambrose Poynter (1796-1886). A near contemporary account described the building as having been ‘partly rebuilt and new fronted in the monastic style’, and noted that it was at this time that it acquired the name Hodsock Priory, the previous name having been Hodsock Hall. (5)
See M4783 for Med house, M8749 for chapel, M8748 for gatehouse, M17234 for bridge.

Listed buildings slides, 4 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Thoroton Society, 1938, TTS, pp 25-7 (Published document). SNT355.

<2> Wardale CF, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1394.

<3> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 144 (Monograph). SNT4.

<4> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<5> RCHME, 1996, Hodsock Priory Gatehouse and Bridge (Published document). SNT1855.

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  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 4 slides.
  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1938. TTS. 42. pp 25-7.
  • <2> Personal comment: Wardale CF. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 144.
  • <4> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <5> Published document: RCHME. 1996. Hodsock Priory Gatehouse and Bridge.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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