Ruins of Broomholm Priory, Abbey Street, Bacton - North Norfolk

Bromholm was founded in 1113 as a Cluniac community. The priory rose from a provincial monastery to a national pilgrimage site due to its acquisition of what was claimed to be a fragment of the True Cross. Works underway in 2018 with funding from Historic England to conserve the gatehouse, north transept and parts of the chapterhouse and dormatory.

Ruins of Broomholm Priory, Abbey Street, Bacton - North Norfolk
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Bromholm Priory
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1003974
  • Local Planning Authority: North Norfolk
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Ruins of Broomholm Priory
  • Street Name: Abbey Street
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: North Norfolk
  • Parish: Bacton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 1 grade I; 1 grade II*, LB grade II, part in CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1003974 and 1373815; 1049146