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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE CLAUSTRAL BUILDINGS OF THE FORMER AUGUSTINIAN PRIORY OF ST ANDREW NOW INCORPORATED IN HEXHAM COURT HOUSE AND HEXHAM HOUSE CLINIC THE COURT HOUSE AND HEXHAM HOUSE CLINIC

List entry Number: 1370776

Location

THE CLAUSTRAL BUILDINGS OF THE FORMER AUGUSTINIAN PRIORY OF ST ANDREW NOW INCORPORATED IN HEXHAM COURT HOUSE AND HEXHAM HOUSE CLINIC, BEAUMONT STREET
THE COURT HOUSE AND HEXHAM HOUSE CLINIC, THE SEAL OR SELE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
NorthumberlandUnitary AuthorityHexham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 02-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 18-May-1976

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 239040

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History

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Details

BEAUMONT STREET 1. (North-West Side) 5334 The Claustral Buildings of the former Augustinian Priory of St Andrew now incorporated in Hexham Court House and Hexham House Clinic (formerly listed as Remains of the Abbey) NY 9364 1/2 2.10.51.

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2. C13 Vestibule to Chapterhouse to south of south transept: ruins now incorporated in the St Cuthbert Chapel [1955]. Nothing significant remains of the Chapterhouse itself. Lavatorium: circa 1280 on wall of undercroft to south-west of west end of nave. 7 crocketted pointed arches corbelled above now walled-in trough. Blind tracery. Undercroft: south-west of west end of nave. Segmental barrel vault with chamfered ribs. Prior's House: C15 and C16 to west of undercroft and facing Prior's Court. Practically nothing left after repeated fire damage and early C19 ashlar rebuilding, except for Prior Leachman's window on north side above gateway to Prior's Court. Cusped and crocketted ogee arch with coat of arms as finial charged with the saltire cross of the Priory with a tall crest and supported by naked figures. 4 corbel masks below window and a leaf pattern panel. The C19 rebuilding is 2 storeys, 8 windows to south (glazing bar sashes) with a segmental archway to northern courtyard. Crenellated on north side. The Carnaby Block: dated 1539. Very much altered. North-west of west end of nave and north of Prior's House. 2 storeys, 5 windows. Rough ashlar. Crenellated with chevron bedmould. 1,2 and 3 light mullion windows with 4 centre arched and moulded heads. Ground floor has had 3 segmental archways inserted, 2 partly glazed, one now a doorway. Elevation returned to west to join Prior's House. The East range: early C19 above the undercroft. 1+3+3+2 windows on 1st floor. Plate glass sashes. Ashlar. Steps to 1st floor on left. Roof hipped to left. 3 tall eaves chimneys. Ballroom with wood ceiling now court room. Returned to south: rubble. 2+4 windows, glazing bar sashes. Reeded doorcase with hood. Scheduled AM [Nos 51a and 51b].

Hexham Court House, together with the Priory Church of St Andrew, Market Place form a group.

Listing NGR: NY9349664079

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National Grid Reference: NY 93479 64056, NY 93535 64077

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