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Priory Farmhouse, 49 Abbey Street, Ickleton
History of Priory Farmhouse
Early C16 with late C16 brew house to south-east partly incorporated into the original range with mid to late C17 double pile range to street and C19 extensions and alterations. Timber-framed and plastered, gault brick and painted brick. Red plain tiled and slated roofs. Two storeys.
Candle flame inscription dated 1722 in rear attic. Timber marks in brewery, IS x 69 x 19. The farmhouse is said to be on the site of Ickleton Priory.
According to memorials of Ickleton, 1945, founder was Aubrey de Vere or his father-in-law Sir William Cantelupe. Priory held weekly market and had an annual fair on 22nd July. All remains of monastic buildings had disappeared by 1742.