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CASTLE ACRE, PRIORY RUINS , NORTH NORFOLK by ANNETTE HAGGER

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One of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England, the foundation of Castle Acre Priory in about 1090 sprang directly from a visit by William de Warenne II and his wife Gundrada to the great French monastery of Cluny. So impressed were they by its beauty and holiness that they vowed to introduce the Cluniac order of monks to England.

The Cluniac love of decoration is everywhere reflected in the extensive ruins of Castle Acre Priory, whose great 12th-century church directly imitated that of Cluny itself. Its beautiful west end, standing almost to its full height, displays tiered ranks of intersecting round arches: it forms an attractive group with the late medieval porch, part timber-framed and part flintchequered, and the extremely well-preserved prior’s lodging. A mansion in itself, this includes a first-floor chapel retaining traces of wall-paintings, and a private chamber with two fine oriel windows.

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castle, norfolk, acre

Comments

  • simba
    simbaover 5 years ago

    Lovely composition,great colours.

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERover 5 years ago

    thank you so much for you comments linda

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 5 years ago

    This is lovely.
    Where in Norfolk is it please ?

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERover 5 years ago

    North Norfolk

  • JelGraphicArt
    JelGraphicArtover 5 years ago

    Nice picture Annette, i could use something like this for background when i start building in 3dmax again.

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • louisaeet
    louisaeetover 5 years ago

    wow what a gorgeous sight :) and a perfect layout too :) well done

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonover 5 years ago

    This is just wonderful, Annette.

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERover 5 years ago

    thank you for taking the time to view my work and leave a comment

  • mikrin
    mikrinover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful capture Annette!

  • thanks mikrin, glad you like it, anna …; )

    – ANNETTE HAGGER

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