Pentney Priory Gatehouse, Pentney

Pentney Priory Gatehouse, Pentney, Norfolk PE32 1JT View on map

This Priory of Augustinian Canons was founded around 1130 by Robert de Vaux and endowed with lands making it one of the wealthier monastic communities of the county. It was one of three Augustinian houses in the Nar valley, the smaller Wormegay The gatehouse which was the principle entrance to the precinct is the only monastic building standing above ground and is both scheduled and listed grade I. The building is of mid-or late 14th century, and displays little evidence of post-mediaeval alteration.

Opening Arrangements

Monday, Wednesday and Friday's during August only. 10am to 12pm.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £5.00
  • Child: £5.00


A47, 8 miles east of Kings Lynn. Turn left onto common lane (signposted Pentney Lakes). After 2 miles follow signs for Pentney Abbey.

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