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Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Wetheral, Cumbria

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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.HM9J

Plus Code: 9C6VV5H9+JQ

Entry Name: Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

Listing Date: 1 April 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087695

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77770

ID on this website: 101087695

Location: Wetheral, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Wetheral

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Wetheral Holy Trinity and St Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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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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