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Walsingham Greyfriars

Hob Uid: 359061
Location :
Norfolk
North Norfolk
Walsingham
Grid Ref : TF9328036580
Summary : Remains of Franciscan Priory founded 1347 dissolved 1538. Extensive remains of Franciscan house. Little of the church or Great Cloister survives, but there are notable portions of the domestic buildings, especially the Little Cloister, Guest House and Kitchen. The church was a simple plan of nave and quire with central tower. Adjoining to the South was the Great Cloister with the guesthouse in the West wing, frater to the South, Chapter House to the East. The Little Cloister with kitchen to the West adjoins the frater on its South side. Mainly 15th century. A large guesthouse for poor wayfarers and pilgrims was attached to the friary.
More information : [TF93283658] Remains of PRIORY [NR] (Franciscan) (1)

Remains of St Mary's Priory (Greyfriars). Extensive remains of Franciscan house. Little of the church survives but there are notable portions of the domestic buildings. Mainly 15th c. Grade I (3) [See St. Joseph A/P. AZ25] (2-3)

Founded 1347 Dissolved 1538 (4)

Remains of monastic buildings as noted above except that the foundations of the nave, steeple and quire cannot be seen.

See 25" survey and photo's. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1959
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Source : Norfolk archaeology : a journal of archaeology and local history
Source details : AR Martin
Page(s) : 227-71
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Vol(s) : 25, 1935
Source Number : 3
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG Prov List Walsingham R.D. 1947. 17
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Source : Medieval religious houses : England and Wales
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 18-MAR-71
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Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Source : Franciscan architecture in England
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1538
Monument Start Date : 1347
Monument Type : Franciscan Friary, Cloister, Kitchen, Guest House, Church, Dormitory, Chapter House, Refectory
Evidence : Ruined Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NF 201
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Norfolk)
External Cross Reference Number : 2036
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 223127
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 93 NW 13
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : WALSINGHAM FRIARY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1932-01-01
End Date : 1932-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TF 93 NW 13
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-03-18
End Date : 1971-03-18
Associated Activities : THE CHAPTER HOUSE, WALSINGHAM GREYFRIARS
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2013-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31
Associated Activities : LITTLE CLOISTER, WALSINGHAM GREYFRIARS
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2013-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31