Priory Farmhouse, Leamington Road, Princethorpe

Description of this historic site

Priory Farmhouse. During the Imperial period the building was used as an inn and a toll house, where travellers would pay a toll to use the toll road. It is situated 400m south east of Princethorpe College.

Notes about this historic site

1 Priory farmhouse, listed Grade II, is a large farmhouse, basically early 19th century alterations to older buildings. At the time of the construction of St. Mary’s Priory, the building was a small inn, where tolls were collected from passing vehicles.
2 The building is of two storeys and attic, of brick, first-floor string course, toothed eaves. Old tiles on roof, chimneys in centre and to LH. SE front has 3 bays, outer 6-light wood mullioned and transomed windows with 19th century lights, flanking a 4-light similar upper window and glazed central door with Gothick glazing. NE front triple gabled and rendered. The remainder of the building is irregular. Outbuildings 19th century.
3 Ceased recently to be occupied as farmhouse; owned by Pricethorpe College. Future uncertain.

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