Record Details

NHER Number:4414
Type of record:Building
Name:Winnold House, Wereham


An alien Benedictine cell was founded here prior to 1199. It remained independent until 1321 but became a cell belonging to West Dereham in the period 1336-1400. The priory was dissolved in 1539. Winnold House is built into part of this Norman priory but has undergone 17-18th century alterations.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6879 0397
Map Sheet:TF60SE

Full description

Alien Benedictine cell pre 1199-1321.
Cell of West Dereham 1336-1539.
Norman hall survives with 17-18th century alteration.
See notes in file.

March 2003.
Building recording and rectified photography.
See also (S1).
J. Allen (NLA) 6 March 2003.

Monument Types

  • CELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PRIORY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MARKET (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Dashwood, G. H. 1859. A note of Some Early Deeds relating to the Priory of St. Winwaloe in Wirham and Lands there: preserved in the muniment room at Stow Bardolph. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol V pp 297-312.
---Publication: Evans, J. and Britton, J. 1810. The Beauties of England and Wales: or Delineations, Topographical, Historical and Descriptive of each County. Vol 11.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 6803A - C.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 SE 1 [3].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Knowles, D. and Hadcock, R. N. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses of England and Wales. pp 85, 94.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 784.
---Photograph: 1998. Photographs of Winnold House, Wereham. Black & white.
---Recording Form: Heywood, S. 1998. Norfolk County Council Site Visit Record - Winnold House.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Wereham.
---Article in Serial: Impey, E. 2003. The Alien Priory of St Winwaloe and Winnold House at Wereham, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 432-455.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 588.

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