It is a
Folly built for William Stradling
an antiquarian and
collector, to house his collection
"Chilton Priory is the church-like structure by the side of the main
road from Bridgwater to Wells, about half a mile from Chilton village.
It is a modern building, though incorporating old material
said to belong to a Benedictine priory, and was once a museum. The top
of the tower commands a fine view both of the plain of Sedgemoor and
the Brue Level, with the Quantocks and Mendips in the background"
Claire Scott gave directions
as: On the right if coming from Street"
Jan Tarrant confirms: "On A39.
Chilton Priory, Bath Road
Daily Mail Sale information June 2015