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Remains of Norton Priory

A Grade I Listed Building in Windmill Hill, Halton

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Latitude: 53.3425 / 53°20'33"N

Longitude: -2.6793 / 2°40'45"W

OS Eastings: 354866

OS Northings: 383061

OS Grid: SJ548830

Mapcode National: GBR 9YQS.QJ

Mapcode Global: WH87R.T79W

Entry Name: Remains of Norton Priory

Listing Date: 23 April 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130433

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56015

Location: Halton, WA7

County: Halton

Electoral Ward/Division: Windmill Hill

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manor Park, nr Runcorn

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Norton St Berteline and St Christopher

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


5/59 Remains of Norton

23.4.70 I

Remains of Augustinian Priory founded by the Baron of Halton circa
1115, the Priory was raised to abbey status in 1391, affected by the
dissolution of 1536,became the site of a Tudor house for Sir Richard
Brooke in 1545 which was, in 1730, replaced by a Georgian house. The
Georgian building was altered by James Wyatt in 1775, altered again
C19 and demolished in 1928. Sandstone walls and corework and some
C19 ashlar work remain, important areas covered by asbestos cement
slate monopitch roof. A Norman vaulted undercroft remains and this
contains a high quality doorway of 1180 and a Victorian copy,2 blind
arcades on slender shafts and good vaulted areas; in addition,
extensive monastic ruins a few feet high remain. Of the houses only
the entrance porch of 1868 remains, single storey with rustications,
keystones and cornice which gives access to the undercroft. The most
important monastic remains in the County. Scheduled Ancient

Listing NGR: SJ5486683061

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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