HISTORY is at the heart of Elan Homes’ St Thomas Priory development in Stafford.
The select three and four-bedroom property collection in Baswich is situated on land once home to Augustinian monks going back as far as the 12th Century.
“The area is steeped in a wonderfully rich history which has made building homes here so fascinating,” says Tracey Ball, Regional Sales Director for Elan Homes. “The Augustinians were not monks in the strict sense, but canons - or priests - living under the rule of St Augustine who were very much a part of the community in which they served.
“They undertook valuable work in the parishes, running almshouses, schools and hospitals as well as maintaining and preaching in parish churches. They made a major contribution to local life.”
Tracey adds: “At Elan Homes we are mindful of the need to be aware of the past and its preservation because it’s what helps to shape areas and communities like those which we build. We are never more reminded of that than in Local History Month, which encourages people to investigate and appreciate the history of where they live, and what’s gone before.
“While we are creating beautiful homes for people to live in now, with modern interiors and practical luxuries that today’s homebuyers demand, we are conscious of designing them with a great degree of sympathy to ensure that our developments, like that at St Thomas Priory, are in keeping with their past.”
A small development of three and four-bedroom homes St Thomas Priory has the benefit of views over the surrounding Staffordshire countryside.
Homes are currently available from £329,995, and include the Mid Mews Armitage property, part of the stunning Friary House.
The Armitage includes an open-plan kitchen, dining area and living room, together with a study, utility room and downstairs cloakroom. Combined with this are four spacious bedrooms upstairs, which include a master bedroom with en-suite shower, and a large family bathroom.
To view the development and find out more about its location – and history – visit St Thomas Priory sales suite and show home from Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm. Alternatively, call 01785 319 328 or view St Priory, Baswich development.