TG3602 : Langley - remains of the abbey

taken 8 years ago, near to Langley Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

Langley - remains of the abbey
Langley - remains of the abbey
The building housing the great hall and cellarium viewed from the east. For a view of its other side see > LinkExternal link .

Langley, a Premonstratensian abbey, was founded in 1195 and dissolved in 1536. The buildings were surrounded by a wet ditch which had three entrances. Some of the buildings are still standing and are included in the present farm buildings. Excavations in 1921 revealed that the cruciform church had a tower at the West end. The presbytery was flanked by chapels extending east from the transepts, and an additional chapel to the north of the north transept. The claustral buildings were arranged to the south and included the sacristy, chapter house, parlour, dorter and its sub-vault and a warming house in the east range, the frater in the south range, and cellarium in the west range. A gatehouse adjoined the north part of the cellarium. The stable, part of the gatehouse, the cellarium with its vaulted undercroft to the north, parts of the west and north walls of the Chapter House and the south-east corner of the infirmary can all still be seen.

At some later time the building housed a grain processing factory, with a threshing and winnowing machine as well as conveyor belts to move the grain on to storage silos. The silos were removed in 2010 when the barn was converted into a museum. For an old picture see: LinkExternal link

Many thanks to Ashley Dace for additional information.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010
Religious buildings > Abbey   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 362 028 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.3391N 1:29.0644E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 362 029
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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