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Gatehouse, Carmelite Friary Ruins

A Grade I Listed Building in Burnham Norton, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.9509 / 52°57'3"N

Longitude: 0.7347 / 0°44'4"E

OS Eastings: 583815

OS Northings: 342777

OS Grid: TF838427

Mapcode National: GBR R5N.SPW

Mapcode Global: WHKPK.8323

Plus Code: 9F42XP2M+9V

Entry Name: Gatehouse, Carmelite Friary Ruins

Listing Date: 5 June 1953

Last Amended: 1 March 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1239045

English Heritage Legacy ID: 416549

Location: Burnham Norton, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE31

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Burnham Norton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Burnham Market

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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12/67 Gatehouse, Carmelite
5.6.53. Friary Ruins (formerly
listed as Priory
ruins including cottage).

G.V. I

Gatehouse to former friary, the first Carmelite foundation (1241) after
expulsion (1238) from Mount Carmel in Sinai. C14 Decorated, perhaps related
to a recorded enlargement in 1343. Lower rubble, upper squared and knapped
flint, cut stone dressings, C20 tiled roof. 2 storeys. West front ground
floor entrance arch with canted richly moulded arch, simple quoined reveals,
label mould. String course above with segmental arched recessed typanum
with moulded bases for 3 missing statues, knapped flint infill. Entrance
arch and typanum are recessed under a segmental headed arch, continued
as string course either side. Pebble flint below this line, knapped,
squared flint above. 2 trefoil headed blank arches and outer buttresses
on either side. String course above with central 2-centred arched window
with tracery temporarily removed, 2 blank arches with Decorated tracery
either side, outer buttresses. Gable has 3 blank traceried lancets, kneelers
and coped parapet. East elevation has deeply moulded attached piers with
bases and capitals, arch, 2 niches, above. 2 blank intersected and cusped
tracery windows. Interior has 2 richly moulded vaulted bays with attached
wall shafts, ribs and 2 defaced central bosses. Ground floor south door,
first floor north door. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County Number 202.

Listing NGR: TF8381542777

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