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Castle Acre Priory.

Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk. 

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Dating back to the 11th century, this beautiful building is in the hands of English Heritage,  It was the home of the first Cluniac order of monks to England and the Cluniac love of decoration is everywhere reflected in the extensive ruins. Founded by the Warenne family soon after the Norman Conquest, for almost 450 years Castle Acre Priory in Norfolk was the home and workplace of monks and their servants, a refuge for pilgrims, and a stopping point for royalty, clergy and nobility. It was also part of a vast monastic network centred on the great abbey of Cluny in France. Today the priory remains are among the finest and best-preserved monastic ruins in England, English Heritages words.Well worth a visit. churchesofnorfolk by the Old Boi

Postcode PE32 2 XD, just 100 metres from Castle Acres splendid church.

Castle Acre Priory.
Castle Acre Priory.
Castle Acre Priory.
Castle Acre Priory.
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Castle Acre Priory.
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Some of the things that can be seen on this site are:
Aisle, Flint, Font, Gallery, Altar, Flying Buttress, Gargoyle, Annunciation, Galilee Porches, Antiphonal, Lectern,Gothic, Grotesque, Apse, Gnomon, Hatchments, IHS, Ambulatory, Glossary, ruined churches, seven sacrament fonts, stained coloured windows, churches of Norfolk, A-Z meaning of church list, religious or pilgrim badges, carvings, naves, alters, graffiti, door knobs, Roman, Saxon, videos. Sustead
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Castle Acre Priory.
Castle Acre Priory.