Castle Acre Priory Norfolk
Castle Acre Priory Norfolk

Castle Acre Priory Norfolk

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Castle Acre Priory, or Estacre Priory, a monastery in the village of Castle Acre, Norfolk, England, is thought to have been founded in 1089 by William de Warenne the son of 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. Antique copper-plate engraving of Castle Acre Priory aka Estacre Monastery, Norfolk. Dated in the plate 23 Oct 1784. Size of engraved area approx 5x6ins.

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