Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory

Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory, Stoke sub Hamdon: Address, Phone Number, Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory Reviews: 3.5/5

Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks

3.5
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IWasJustInTime
Stoke sub Hamdon, UK26 contributions
If the gate is open worth a look
May 2019 • Family
Well worth a visit if you are passing and definitely worth a visit in May when the village May fair is on when this place comes alive.
Written July 28, 2019
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Debbi S
Dorset, UK388 contributions
Small place
May 2019 • Couples
We had just revisited Barrington court and decided to call in here. It's a lovely little house and garden. If you are not nt members then admission is £4 each. There are just two rooms upstairs to look around. It's not somewhere I would go out if my way to visit but definitely call in if you're in the area
Written May 5, 2019
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Simon A
40 contributions
A pit stop visit
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a national trust site, but don't come just to visit Priory, this should be part of your visit to Montacute (2 minute drive). The site is wonderful to see and there are some interesting boards giving you the history of the Priory. Its a 15 minute visit tops though!
Written August 30, 2018
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Jeffrey F
Ilkeston, UK1,407 contributions
Neglected
Sep 2017 • Couples
This place is not actually in the National Trust Printed Directory for 2017, but is on their website, so we paid a visit whilst in the immediate area. The nearest parking is in the village. There are double yellow lines outside the Priory itself, so even disabled parking would hardly be allowed, though overall access would be very difficult for any with mobility issues anyway, with rough grass & an uneven earth floor to the ‘great’ hall (the only indoor space viewable).

The main gate was open, but no-one around at all. It says £4 entry on the website (obviously free to NT members), but there was no-one to collect money or even an honesty box. There is a descriptive board near the entrance & another on the wall of the great hall. Apart from some thatched farm buildings the whole place has rather an air of neglect & access is limited, even to view buildings from the outside.

We spent about 15 minutes there, as we’d made the journey, but honestly it was barely worth the effort. I can see why it’s not in the NT printed guide.
Written October 3, 2017
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David M
Martock, UK78 contributions
National Trust site
Aug 2017 • Solo
Very disappointing site. Although there are a few buildings, there is only access to the hall; which is poorly maintained. Access to the dovecote etc is out of bounds. Compared to the Priest's House and the Treasurer's House, local attractions, it is a great disappointment.
Written August 29, 2017
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Philip S
Pakenham, UK4,701 contributions
Very little to see
Jun 2017 • Solo
Once you find the Priory, and that's not easy as there are no brown National Trust signs you 'll have to let yourself in through the main gate. Whilst admission prices were on display, there were no staff to take your money or even a honesty box.

Basically the priory is a collection of four farm buildings including the great hall, although some areas, notably the half ruins were out of bounds. Apart from the great hall there's no access to any of the other buildings. There was one information board on display briefing outlining the history of each building.

Fortunately you can walk around the whole site in about 15 minutes so you don't waste a lot of time.
Written July 25, 2017
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Mary S
14 contributions
Day out
Dec 2016 • Friends
Difficult to find but that was probably just us! Very interesting to anyone with a love of history, well worth a visit.
Written December 16, 2016
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Richard944
Stoke sub Hamdon, UK25 contributions
old buildings
Apr 2016 • Couples
The old buildings are not kept up well very good use for the annual fair not really used well as they are in poor state of repair.
Written April 25, 2016
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karen d
Stoke sub Hamdon, UK76 contributions
rustic and free
Jun 2015
this is a national trust building but it is free which is nice. It has the information boards to tell you what it would have been like in medieval times. It only takes about 15 mins to look round but its worth it. We visited when staying in a nice air bnb room in the High Street in Stoke sub Hamdon. It is only open spring and summer time.
Written November 18, 2015
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Tad666
Essex, England317 contributions
Wonderful Place to Visit
Jul 2015 • Solo
I tried to visit the priory a while ago but it was closed for the winter, however we managed to visit it recently. It is an amazing place to visit with a collection of building of varying ages, At present one of the buildings is under restoration.

If you are in the area an enjoy Medieval buildings this is one for you.
Written September 3, 2015
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