Priory Manor House

The manor house was radically altered in the nineteenth century, and remained a family home until 1953.*

The present condition of the manor house interior is the result of extensive dry rot that nearly destroyed the building forty years ago. Wooden plugs in the walls reveal where damaged panelling was stripped away. The ground floor and basement levels may be visited at present, but much remains incomplete, awaiting full restoration.

The conversion of the monastic buildings into a new house followed quickly after the closure of the priory in 1536. That new but rambling house with its medieval core was radically altered twice in the nineteenth century (c. 1810-11 and 1830-37), fortunately retaining a substantial part of the monastic refectory.*

Priory Manor House

Priory Manor House

*From English Heritage Brinkburn Priory handbook

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 4th 2017

4 Responses to “Brinkburn Priory – The Manor House”

  1. The Yum List says:

    Thanks for the little piece of history. :-)

  2. Astrid says:

    I am always impressed by these wonderful places you visit. So well kept and preserved.