Record Details

NHER Number:56877
Type of record:Building
Name:Walsingham Priory Gatehouse

Summary

15th century gatehouse (c. 1440) incorporated into the flint, rubble and stone wall that fronts the High Street in Walsingham. The gatehouse is a square tower comprising a large, moulded four-centred archway with a chamber above.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9341 3681
Map Sheet:TF93NW
Parish:WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

ORIGINALLY INCLUDED UNDER NHER 2029.

29 April 1981.
Gatehouse now restored and repaired.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 April 1981.

March 2012.
15th century gatehouse incorporated into the flint, rubble and stone wall that fronts the High Street in Walsingham.
The gatehouse was probably built c 1440 and is a square tower comprising a large, moulded four-centred archway with a chamber above. Niches face the side street and inner side which would have originally held statues. The tower has three carved heads looking out, one of which may have depicted the porter leaning out to see who is at the gate. There are three damaged carved shields which may be the coat of arms of the priory, Henry VI and the Earls of Clare. Information from (S1) and (S2).
K. Powell (HES), 21 March 2012

Monument Types

  • GATEHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PRIORY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Baker, E.M.. 2011. Walsingham Abbey..
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Historic Landscape Management. 2008. Walsingham Abbey Grounds. Landscape Conservation Strategy. Historic Landscape Management.

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