PRIORY GATEHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1077660

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Apr-1987

Statutory Address: PRIORY GATEHOUSE, CHURCH GREEN

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PRIORY GATEHOUSE, CHURCH GREEN

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

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)

Parish: West Acre

National Grid Reference: TF 78050 15231

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 221913

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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