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Latitude: 54.879 / 54°52'44"N
Longitude: -2.8306 / 2°49'50"W
OS Eastings: 346804
OS Northings: 554121
OS Grid: NY468541
Mapcode National: GBR 8DN0.ZT
Mapcode Global: WH804.HM9K
Entry Name: Wetheral Priory Gatehouse
Listing Date: 1 April 1957
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1087695
English Heritage Legacy ID: 77770
Location: Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4
Civil Parish: Wetheral
Built-Up Area: Wetheral
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Wetheral Holy Trinity and St Constantine
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
14/189 Wetheral Priory
1. 4.57. Gatehouse
Gatehouse tower. C14, for Benedictine Priory of Wetheral. Dressed red
sandstone walls with moulded dressings and stone-slate replacement roof. 3
storeys, 2 bays. Chamfered plinth course and moulded string-course to each
storey, with battlemented parapet. Large round-headed moulded entrance arch
with barrel-vaulted passage. Mullioned windows of 2 lights with chamfered
dressings, hood moulds and trefoil cusped heads above entrance: windows in
other elevations are similar, but of one light. Label moulds to sides show
single storey roof line of original adjoining buildings now demolished.
Internal spiral staircase gives access to floors and roof. Priory was founded
c1100, but the gatehouse represents a later rebuilding, probably after the
destruction of the buildings following successive border raids. Scheduled A.M.
See, J.H. Martindale, The Priory of Wetheral, Transactions of the Cumberland &
Westmorland, Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, vol xxii, p.239-251.
Listing NGR: NY4680454120
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