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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1077660



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: West Acre

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Apr-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 221913

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WEST ACRE CHURCH GREEN (south Bide) TF 7815 10/45 Priory Gatehouse 19.10.51. (formerly listed as Priory Gatehouse and remains of Abbey Farm buildings).

G.V. I

Gatehouse. C14. North entrance to outer court of Priory of St. Mary and All Saints, founded c.1100 by de Toni family. Later adopted Augustinian rule. Dissolved 1538, one of the first of the greater houses to surrender. Flint with stone dressings, roofless. 2 storeys. North side has 2 centred double hollow chamfered arch set on chamfered jambs. 3 shields with coats of arms above, legible in C18 as de Toni and Beauchamp, Earls of Warwick, further Beauchamp coat. First floor with single chamfered lancet. Springing of gable. South-east angle buttress with set offs. Interior of arch has angle shafts supporting quadripartite stone rib vaults with brick infilling. South face has 2 2-centred arches within one embrassure, a further outer former north springing of second inner vault. Clunch and brick courses above. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County Number 170. See F.H. Fairweather and H.L. Bradfer Lawrence 'The Priory .. Westacre' Norfolk Archaeology XXIII, 1929, pp.359- 394 (ref. p. 373).

Listing NGR: TF7805015231

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Norfolk Archaeology' in Norfolk Archaeology, , Vol. 23, (1929), 359 394

National Grid Reference: TF 78050 15231


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