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Description: Former Western Range to Langley Abbey
Date Listed: 25 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 226754
OS Grid Reference: TG3624302852
OS Grid Coordinates: 636243, 302852
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5721, 1.4849
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LANGLEY WITH HARDLEY LANGLEY GREEN
TG 30 SE
3/46 Former Western Range
25.9.51 to Langley Abbey
Former cellarium, now agricultural store. C13 and later, much remodelled.
Limestone, brick and flint with red brick and limestone dressings. Steeply
pitched reed thatched roof over south range, with later shallower pitched
pantiled roof to north. Main block originally 2½ storeys with vaulting above
ground floor; floor raised and vaulting dismantled over southern section
in early C19. Doorway in west wall with pointed segmental arch and hood
mould; a plain unmoulded door opening with segmental pointed arch central
in thatched range between later lean-tos. Stone string course at first floor
level. Fenestration C20: square pivot windows; 4-light wooden mullion
window at south-east corner. South gable parapet rebuilt in brick; large
stone-dressed arched opening now blocked and partly marked by later building
to south. Stepped stone string course. Large off-centre double door opening
with segmental arched head, medieval corbel-head re-set in arch. Two small
blocked window openings at the south-west corner with limestone dressings
and pointed arched heads. Upper 3-light wooden mullion window set in red
brick filling of stone dressed window opening. Arched doorway with hoodmould
at north-west corner. North gable retains line of earlier roof pitch with
three openings at north-west corner; upper window with tracery missing.
The lower window lights the vaulted chamber at the north end of the western
range. Remains of flue in gable wall. Pantiled 2-storey range to north-
west incorporating north wall of C14 gatehouse block; large opening with
pointed segmental arched head blocked in red brick. Small square headed
window openings and lancets dressed in limestone. Much re-used material
in gatehouse wall. Interior: at the north end of the main range a vaulted
chamber of four bays with plain chamfered stone ribs on central shaft with
octagonal capital and base; outer ends of ribs on polygonal wall-corbels.
Vault infilling of brick, probably a C14 replacement. Roof probably C17,
two tiers of butt purlins; tie beams and collars to, principal rafters -
two tie beams on western side retain arch-braces and wall posts. The
building forms part of Scheduled Ancient Monument County No. 150. Ref.
Norfolk Archaeology vol.xxi "The Premonstratensian Abbey of Langley, Co.
Norfolk" by F.C. Elliston Erwood.
Listing NGR: TG3624302852
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Source: English Heritage
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