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Report - Chilton Priory, Somerset - June 2015

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Idavoll, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Idavoll

    Idavoll Who?
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    Normally during Glasto week my rule is, "don't go south" but I made an exception in order to pay this place a visit with @Oort

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    The Priory is based just outside Glastonbury was built in 1830 for William Stradling, a well-known antiquary and collector. The castellated, two-story house, although not an ecclesiastical building, is in the likeness of a medieval church with a west tower and south porch.

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    The building is an example of the romantic gothic revival in England. An elaborate description of the Priory and its contents was written by Stradling himself in 1839: "The Priory consists of a Nave, Oratory at the east end, a south Porch, and an embattled Tower at the west, under which is a crypt."

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    Many of the features including windows, doors, battlements, pinnacles and grotesque heads, together with inscriptions and coats of arms, were taken from old churches, monasteries and castles in the neighbourhood. From the refectory you can enter the bedroom or descend by three steps to the Oratory at the east end which boasts a floor of ancient monastic tiles from the Abbeys' of Glastonbury and Tintern. There is also a spiral stone staircase leading first to King Charles' room over which is the Victoria room with its groined ceiling. Above are the leads, the flat roof, from which a beautiful prospect of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed.

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  2. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Nice place that. Loving that chapel. Somerset, sunshine and derp are a great mix.
     
  3. KM_Punk

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    Nice looking place
    Love the door knocker :thumb
     
  4. Fairdo's

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    Now that's a beauty....
     
  5. Oort

    Oort The spice expands consciousness.
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    It was a good days exploring that, with some suitably comedy access! Lovely pics too :thumb
     
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    Nice that Idavoll :thumb
     
  7. The_Raw

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    Loving this, what an awesome place, great piccies too :thumb
     
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