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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: REMAINS OF NORTON PRIORY

List entry Number: 1130433

Location

REMAINS OF NORTON PRIORY, WARRINGTON ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
HaltonUnitary AuthorityNon Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Apr-1970

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 56015

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History

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Details

SJ 58 SE NORTON WARRINGTON ROAD

5/59 Remains of Norton Priory

23.4.70 I

Remains of Augustinian Priory founded by the Baron of Halton circa 1115, the Priory was raised to abbey status in 1391, affected by the dissolution of 1536,became the site of a Tudor house for Sir Richard Brooke in 1545 which was, in 1730, replaced by a Georgian house. The Georgian building was altered by James Wyatt in 1775, altered again C19 and demolished in 1928. Sandstone walls and corework and some C19 ashlar work remain, important areas covered by asbestos cement slate monopitch roof. A Norman vaulted undercroft remains and this contains a high quality doorway of 1180 and a Victorian copy,2 blind arcades on slender shafts and good vaulted areas; in addition, extensive monastic ruins a few feet high remain. Of the houses only the entrance porch of 1868 remains, single storey with rustications, keystones and cornice which gives access to the undercroft. The most important monastic remains in the County. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SJ5486683061

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National Grid Reference: SJ5486683061

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