Walsingham Abbey Grounds - Ruins of the West Tower

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Título Walsingham Abbey Grounds - Ruins of the West Tower
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This is the Walsingham Abbey Grounds in Little Walsingham. No commericial photography is allowed here (so don't use for things like blogs etc). The Grounds contains the ruins of the original Priory, founded c. 1153 by Augustinian Canons, including the magnificent East Window, the Refectory, Crypt and Holy Wells. A place of pilgrimage for nearly all the kings and queens of England from Henry III in 1226 up to and including Henry VIII in 1511, visitors can discover the site of the original Holy House, excavated in 1961, and the legend of the Knight's Gate in the northern wall. The Abbey is Grade I listed. The Abbey, Walsingham - British Listed Buildings Part of the medieval Priory remains are incorporated into this mansion. As it stands it is the 1806 rebuilding of a brick house with stone dressings of 1720. The present 1806 facade is ashlar with low-pitched hipped slate roof, pediment, cornice, parapet and angle pilasters; 3 storeys. 1:3:1 bays, centre 3 bays with large pediment containing coat of arms. All sashes with glazing bars. Right and left ground and 1st floors Venetian windows. Central porch with columns and entablature. Left hand (south) wing set back: 2 storeys and blind attic in parapet; irregular fenestration, sashes some blocked; doorway with columns and entablature. Good complete rooms and stairwell with lantern of 1806. Music room of circa 1846. This is the ruins of the West Tower.
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Fecha 13 jul 2011 14:51:23
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