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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1077660
English Heritage Legacy ID: 221913
Location: West Acre, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE32
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
WEST ACRE CHURCH GREEN (south Bide)
10/45 Priory Gatehouse
19.10.51. (formerly listed as
Priory Gatehouse and
remains of Abbey Farm
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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