Portchester Priory, Portchester Castle, Portchester, Hampshire

Portchester Priory, Portchester Castle, Portchester, Hampshire
Photograph taken 1991 © Historic England Archive ref: J910017

This is a reconstruction drawing of what Portchester Priory looked like in c1150. It was built for a priory of Augustinian canons and founded in about 1128 by Henry I. It was built in the 1130s. However the site was found to be unsuitable and the priory was moved to Southwick between 1147 and 1150, possibly because the castle lacked space. The cloister lay to the south, between the church and the fort walls, but has since been completely demolished. The only traces remaining are those of the lavatories of the reredorter which can be seen in the fort wall, and the scar where the west range joined the church. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2012). Find out more.

Location

Hampshire Portchester

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

reconstruction drawing church religion faith augustinian priory norman medieval (1066 - 1484)