The Priory


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Date of most recent amendment:
Statutory Address:
The Priory, Church Road


© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1152801.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 27-Jan-2021 at 02:24:55.


Statutory Address:
The Priory, Church Road

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

King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)
Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen
National Grid Reference:
TF 59998 11451


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/04/2020


(formerly listed as Priory cottages)

9.7.51 II* House. Originally T-plan hall house, timber framed of c.1500, remodelled and floored c.1525 when cased in brick, the hall floored and substantially rebuilt. Restored 1970s. Concrete roof tiles. Two storeys.

Main range with central late C20 gabled porch on reused C16 moulded posts. One late C20 casement left and right. Blocked square hall window to left below two C20 upper casements. Gabled roof with rebuilt ridge and south gable stacks. South gable stepped to ground floor blocked doorway now containing statue in niche. Moulded brick square light to right with hollow jambs under square hood on labels. Two similar windows first floor and attic, the latter with round heads. Gable on kneelers. East side has scattered C20 casements and remains of blocked windows. Service wing projects at north but truncated to fall flush with C16 porch entrance square doorway with wave moulded jambs and lintel of moulded brick under square hood on labels, now blocked with C20 casement. External stack to north wall of service wing. Gabled service wing projects to west of main range.

Interior: disposition of hall plan intact. Porch is tierceron terracotta rib vault with C20 rose boss replacing missing boss and leads to screens passage, originally hall to left, service bays to right. Sitting room with fine ribbon moulded bridging beam with vine trail and roll moulded joists. Wall plate above fire- place with rosette and stud decoration once extended round room as cornice. Fireplace with brick nogging and wave moulded brick jambs. Dining room bridging beam has multiple hollow and roll mouldings with joists as before. Fireplace as sitting room but with late C20 nogging. Slightly domed brick vaulted cellar with terracotta tierceron rib vault on two bay diagonal system.

Roof of two crown post trusses; moulded tie beams on arched braced to wall posts; square section crown posts arch braced to tie beam each with four top arched braces to collars and purlin.

Listing NGR: TF5999811451


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

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 25 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01876/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Graham Brown. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].