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Remains of St Marys Priory, Walsingham

Description: Remains of St Marys Priory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 223171

OS Grid Reference: TF9354736777
OS Grid Coordinates: 593547, 336777
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8936, 0.8758

Locality: Walsingham
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR22 6BZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Walsingham Abbey, 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

(East Side)

Remains of St Mary's Priory
(formerly listed as
The Abbey, including all
remains of Augustinian Priory)
TF 9336 NW 1/2
TF 9336 NE 1/2 30.11.51.


Scheduled Ancient Monument. Remains of Augustinian Priory. Founded circa 1150.
Became an important pilgrimage centre. All that remains of the church is the
C15 gabled east wall with a very large window, the tracery missing, and 2 octagonal
turrets with buttresses with flushwork and niches. Late C13 remains of refectory
with south and west walls only, the west wall having large 4-light traceried
window. East of the refectory is the early C14 dormitory undercroft: 2 aisles
of 3 bays, rib vaulted, on octagonal piers and semi-circular wall shafts. The
rest of the Priory remains is incorporated into the Abbey house. Including Norman
doorway east of the Priory church re-erected and imported from elsewhere, these
are the only pre-C13 remains.

Listing NGR: TF9354736777

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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