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Bridlington Priory

 

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  • Bridlington Priory

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  • The Priory was founded by Walter de Gant who opened the market at Bridlington and was also awarded control of its port allowing the church to raise vast funds from the local economy and construct the majority of the existing church in the 13th century.
  • The ornate south-western tower was rebuilt in the 15th century and is in a similar style to the nearby Beverley Minster although the north-western tower was never raised.
  • The original structure was substantially larger although the eastern arm of it and porch were lost along with the shrine to John of Bridlington, the local saint, during the Reformation in about 1539 leaving only the church structure in its purest sense, which is what survives today.
  • The upper parts of the towers were modified by the architect, George Gilbert Scott, in 1870s as part of a restoration project. As with many such projects of the time, the architect created a facsimile of medieval Gothic design as viewed through a romanticised Victorian lens.

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Renovation Architect
George Gilbert Scott

Reference Data

Reference No.
6381
First Uploaded
05-07-2010
Last Editorial Date
05-07-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Church Green, Bridlington. YO16 7JX
Council
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County
East Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire and Humber
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1113
Completion date
1180
Renovation Date
1875

Roof Height (AGL)
37.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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