REMAINS OF NORTON PRIORY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1130433
Date first listed:
23-Apr-1970
Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF NORTON PRIORY, WARRINGTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF NORTON PRIORY, WARRINGTON ROAD

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

District:
Halton (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SJ5486683061

Details

SJ 58 SE NORTON WARRINGTON ROAD

5/59 Remains of Norton Priory

23.4.70 I

Remains of Augustinian Priory founded by the Baron of Halton circa 1115, the Priory was raised to abbey status in 1391, affected by the dissolution of 1536,became the site of a Tudor house for Sir Richard Brooke in 1545 which was, in 1730, replaced by a Georgian house. The Georgian building was altered by James Wyatt in 1775, altered again C19 and demolished in 1928. Sandstone walls and corework and some C19 ashlar work remain, important areas covered by asbestos cement slate monopitch roof. A Norman vaulted undercroft remains and this contains a high quality doorway of 1180 and a Victorian copy,2 blind arcades on slender shafts and good vaulted areas; in addition, extensive monastic ruins a few feet high remain. Of the houses only the entrance porch of 1868 remains, single storey with rustications, keystones and cornice which gives access to the undercroft. The most important monastic remains in the County. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SJ5486683061

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
56015
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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