Record Details

NHER Number:15864
Type of record:Building
Name:The Priory, Nos 13 to 19 (odd) Middleton Street


The Priory is a large two storey house with a brick façade and ornamentation of the 18th century. It is thought that the building dates originally to around 1670, and was much altered around 1710.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1084 0165
Map Sheet:TG10SW

Full description

Large house with brick facade of two storeys. On upper floor the windows are arranged in pairs on each side of a central single one; and on the ground floor a pair of larger windows each side of a central single one. On the ground floor a pair of larger windows each side of a central doorway with attached narrow windows all in a Gibbs surround, the pediment reaching up through the string course between the floors, and ornamented with a fleur-de-lys as are many buildings in Wymondham. This work is 18th century but the south gable is shaped, the front side being barbarically sliced off. It is in chequered brickwork with clamp irons, and may well be earlier than the facade. The listing mentions a stable also with shaped gable which it calls early 18th century, but this not seen.
Visited E. Rose (NAU), 5 March 1980.

Revised 1993 listing II* (S1) dates to 1670 much altered 1710. Has a projecting rear block which houses an ornate added staircase; arches to landings. First floor windows have ovolo mouldings to surrounds. First floor east room has elaborate sunk quadrant mouldings and jewel stops on bridging beams.
For history of gardens see Norfolk Historic Gardens Survey (S2).
See also architectural plans and associated modern photographs (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 20 December 2002.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1670 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 SW 20 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, B. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 801.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1297488.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Taigel, A. 1997. Norfolk Gardens Trust: Town Gardens Survey - Volume Two. pp 16-17 (Wymondham).
<S3>Drawing: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

Related records

48614Parent of: Stables north-west of Priory House, Middleton Street (Building)

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