Record Details

NHER Number:430
Type of record:Monument
Name:Precinct of Whitefriars

Summary

This area was in the posession of the Whitefriars (Carmelites) during the medieval period. The lands making up this precinct were aquired piecemeal, through donation, bequests and purchases made by the friars. The earliest records concerning this area date back to 1256, and the latest mention of them refers to the distribution of lead from the roofs and bells in 1538, the same year when it recorded that they surrendered their houses and lands to the county and pleaded poverty. Very little of the priory buildings survive today, though excavation has recovered some evidence (NHER 234), and the remains of an undercroft (NHER 36)are preserved inside the Jarrold Printers building, and are currently used to house their printing museum.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2347 0928
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Precinct of Whitefriars.

See (S1) for details of chronology, sources etc. Copy in secondary file.

Precinct see also: NHER 36, NHER 234, NHER 318, NHER 415, NHER 26014, NHER 26226, NHER 26537.
D. Gurney (NLA), 21 August 2000.

Monument Types

  • FRIARY (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • MONASTIC PRECINCT (Medieval - 1256 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 2000. JRF 22-45.
---Unpublished document: NCM Staff. 1973-1989. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card - Norwich.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Monograph: Copsey, R.. 2006. The Medieval Carmelite Priory in Norwich.. November.

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