Building record M8748 - Gatehouse, Hodsock Priory


GATEHOUSE (Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 61143 85463 (27m by 26m)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Hodsock, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

[The] manor house … belonged to the Clifton family at the time that the gatehouse was built. It is of brick with a diaper pattern, dates from the early C16, and is reached across a new bridge over the moat. (1)
To the NW of the house is a large brick C16 gatehouse in excellent condition, as described by (1), and adjoining it a bridge over the moat of similar date and construction but possessing modern parapets. (2)
Tree-ring estimates … for the main group of timbers … [are] 1578-98. Dates of others ranged from early 16th to mid 18th centuries. (3)
Hodsock Priory gatehouse formed the gatehouse to a moated manorial complex the other elements of which have been demolished or replaced. It is constructed of brick with limestone dressings and dates from the early 16th century. It is three bays in length and consists of three stories and cellars. The central bay is taken up by the carriageway which rises through two stories and is flanked by the end bays beneath which the two cellar rooms are situated. (4)
Dendro sampling and analysis in 1991(5)
See M4783 for Med house, M8747 for P Med house, M8749 for chapel, M17234 for bridge.

Listed buildings slides, 78 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., pp 144-5 (Monograph). SNT4.

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

<3> Thoroton Society, 1995, TTS, p 50 (Published document). SNT1525.

<4> RCHME, 1996, Hodsock Priory Gatehouse and Bridge (Published document). SNT1855.

<5> Nottingham Tree Ring Dating Laboratory, 1991, Hodsock Priory Gate House, Hodsock - Dendro Report (Unpublished document). SNT5087.

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  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 78 slides.
  • <1> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. pp 144-5.
  • <2> Personal comment: Wardale CF. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1995. TTS. 99. p 50.
  • <4> Published document: RCHME. 1996. Hodsock Priory Gatehouse and Bridge.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Nottingham Tree Ring Dating Laboratory. 1991. Hodsock Priory Gate House, Hodsock - Dendro Report.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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