The Priory History

Hidden from the road, this charming house is part of a very special historic setting, and was built in the 12th century as a small Benedictine Priory, which was established by the Abbey at Bath. Over the centuries it has been modified for different ways of living, but remains attached to St. Georges Church at one corner. The cloisters between the two buildings were dismantled and replaced with the lovely church Memorial Garden, which is open to the public.  There is also a private access only from The Old Priory garden.

The  coloured  glass windows sadly, are no more,  however the 14th century fireplace remains.

In the 17th century, the ceilings and doorways were added but some of the four-tier windbrace roof timbers are still visible, particularly in the four-poster bedroom.

The property is built in a L-shape, sitting at the far end of a walled garden. The North-South elevation is referred to as The Old Priory (B&B). The section facing East-West is known as The Old Priory Cottage (self-catering).

The Old Prior is located on Priory Green opposite the Dovecote, North of St George’s Church near the Tithe Barn.