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Medieval gatehouse rescued from ruin at Pentney Priory

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Medieval gatehouse rescued from ruin at Pentney Priory

Post by Rowan » Thu March 8th, 2012, 3:45 pm

It was once a lavish piece of “monastic bling” showcasing the wealth of one of Norfolk’s richest monasteries – and now it is to be saved after centuries of decline.

The medieval gatehouse at Pentney Priory, near King’s Lynn, survived Henry VIII’s reign when all around it was lost, only to crumble in the years that followed.

Now the grade I-listed building, at serious risk of collapse, has been thrown a £200,000 lifeline by English Heritage and an ambitious two-year project to restore and preserve it for future generations has been launched.
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