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Priory Gatehouse

A Grade I Listed Building in West Acre, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7055 / 52°42'19"N

Longitude: 0.6339 / 0°38'2"E

OS Eastings: 578050

OS Northings: 315231

OS Grid: TF780152

Mapcode National: GBR Q78.C36

Mapcode Global: WHKQN.Q828

Entry Name: Priory Gatehouse

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Last Amended: 13 April 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077660

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221913

Location: West Acre, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE32

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: West Acre

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: West Acre All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

WEST ACRE CHURCH GREEN (south Bide)
TF 7815
10/45 Priory Gatehouse
19.10.51. (formerly listed as
Priory Gatehouse and
remains of Abbey Farm
buildings).

G.V. I

Gatehouse. C14. North entrance to outer court of Priory of St. Mary and All
Saints, founded c.1100 by de Toni family. Later adopted Augustinian rule.
Dissolved 1538, one of the first of the greater houses to surrender. Flint
with stone dressings, roofless. 2 storeys. North side has 2 centred double
hollow chamfered arch set on chamfered jambs. 3 shields with coats of arms
above, legible in C18 as de Toni and Beauchamp, Earls of Warwick, further
Beauchamp coat. First floor with single chamfered lancet. Springing of gable.
South-east angle buttress with set offs. Interior of arch has angle shafts
supporting quadripartite stone rib vaults with brick infilling. South face
has 2 2-centred arches within one embrassure, a further outer former north
springing of second inner vault. Clunch and brick courses above. Scheduled
Ancient Monument, County Number 170. See F.H. Fairweather and H.L. Bradfer
Lawrence 'The Priory .. Westacre' Norfolk Archaeology XXIII, 1929, pp.359-
394 (ref. p. 373).


Listing NGR: TF7805015231

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