Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory, in the village of Castle Acre, Norfolk, England, is thought to have been founded in 1089 by William de Warenne the son the 1st Earl of Surrey who had founded England's first Cluniac priory at Lewes in 1077. The order originated from Burgundy. Originally the priory was sited within the walls of Castle Acre Castle, but this proved too small and inconvenient for the monks, hence the priory was relocated to the present site in the castle grounds about one year later.
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Castle Acre Priory
Date:
05/11/09
Location:
Castle Acre
Photographer:
Martin Skidmore