Monument record M18330 - Country House on site of Beauvale Priory, Greasley


COUNTRY HOUSE? (Tudor to Elizabethan)


Grid reference SK 49219 49050 (point)
Map sheet SK44NE
District Broxtowe
Civil Parish Greasley, Broxtowe


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From the earthwork evidence the priory was transformed into a country house with formal garden earthworks for a short period in the middle of C16. … Within the earthworks a number of the features are convincingly reminiscent of garden features. The ownership and occupation of the site by Christopher Hussey from 1541 and into the 1550s may provide a short period when the conversion of the priory in [sic] a country residence may have begun. After his death the estate passed to Sir Richard Morrison whose residence was in Hertfordshire and who was building himself a large house. This would tend to suggest that the work to adapt Beauvale lasted for no more than 15 years. The earthen banks surrounding the priory along the northern and western sides may represent a raised garden walk, with a viewpoint at the corner. Immediately along the inside the stepping hollows may represent a series of ponds with water spilling from pond to pond. If the priory was adapted as a post dissolution residence no trace of the conversion has survived in the standing fabric. (1)
See M2284 for Carthusian Priory, M10004 for Beauvale Abbey Farmhouse.

<1> RCHME, 1996, Beauvale Priory, Nottinghamshire Archaeological Report. NMR no: SK 44 NE 7, pp 1, 9 (Unpublished document). SNT2190.

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  • <1> Unpublished document: RCHME. 1996. Beauvale Priory, Nottinghamshire Archaeological Report. NMR no: SK 44 NE 7. pp 1, 9.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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