This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
CASTLE ACRE PRIORY ROAD TF 81 SW
8/10 Remains of Gatehouse of Cluniac Priory of St. Mary and St Peter and St Paul
Gatehouse to north precinct of Cluniac Benedictine Priory of St. Mary and SS Peter and Paul, founded 1090, dissolved 1537. c.1500. Knapped, squared flint, clunch blocks, brick dress. Roofless. 2 storeys.
Perpendicular. North face has off-centre 4-centred arch carriage entrance, brick rustication, jambs and soffit, drip mould, keyed brick arch above.
2 centred arched pedestrian gate, similar brick details. Royal arms of England above. 2 outer brick dressed drip mould head rectangular windows. Angle buttresses with set offs, brick dressings. First floor string course, 4 panels with coats of arms. Sills and jambs only of 2 first floor windows. West face has one ground and one first floor brick dressed rectangular window. South face has 2 arches, one ground and 2 first floor windows. Angle buttresses. Brick spiral staircase in south-west corner, remains of flues. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County Number 2. See F.J.E. Raby and P.K.B. Reynolds Castle Acre Priory (1952).
In care of HBMC.
Listing NGR: TF8136414940
© Mr Alan Francis Polaine. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Polaine, Alan Francis
Rights Holder: Polaine, Alan Francis
Brick, Clunch, Flint, Medieval Cluniac Monastery, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Monastery, Religious House, Priory, Gatehouse, Unassigned, Building
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