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Remains of Augustinian Priory, Pentney

Description: Remains of Augustinian Priory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 222004

OS Grid Reference: TF7009612155
OS Grid Coordinates: 570096, 312155
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6804, 0.5147

Location: Pentney, Norfolk PE32 1JT

Locality: Pentney
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 1JT

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There is also a scheduled monument, Remains of Pentney Priory at Abbey Farm, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TF 71 SW
10/71 Remains of Augustinian
19-10-51 Priory
- I
Gatehouse, late C14. Broken flint with some carstone and brick, stone
dressings; roofless. Facade to north: wide central bay with flanking
polygonal turrets, 2 storeys. Plinth of moulded stone, wide central gateway
with 3-centred arch having quatrefoils with blank shields to spandrels, string
course above; second storey with central opening of 2 trefoil-headed lights
under 4-centred arch; shallow angled gable above with embattled parapet in
stone having blank panels. Polygonal flanking turrets with roll-moulded stone
angles; turret to left with some pierced limestone stones; both turrets with
embattled dressed stone parapets and 2 single trefoil headed lights. Facade
to left and right of turrets with buttresses at angles, lancet to left. Rear:
3 bays, 3 storeys, central bay higher, embattled sloping stone parapet; bays
articulated by stepped buttresses. Central bay with 4-centred arch, string
course and 2-light opening as to north. Bays to left and right ground floor
with single cusped light, now blocked under square head; openings to first
and second floor as to central bay. East return with embattled parapet, one
gargoyle, remains of brick stack, string course to left at second floor level,
double light under square head to first and second floor left. Square stair
turret forward to right with south facing doorway. West return of 3 storeys
with embattled stone parapet, 2 large lion head gargoyles, string course at
second floor level; remains of central stack; double trefoil headed lights
under square head to first and second floor right. Left facade slanted
forward at angle. Interior: roof fallen; internal walls of chalk faced with
brick and flint; springing for vault ribs from rear of north and south arches.
The Priory was founded c.1130 by Robert de Vaux and dedicated to the Holy
Trinity, Blessed Virgin Mary and Mary Magdelene; dissolved 1537. Gatehouse
is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Norfolk 185.

Listing NGR: TF7009612155

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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