Norman Archway, Merton Priory

Norman Archway, Merton Priory

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1948
Area Merton Park
Picture Reference Mermor_​Houses_​Buildings_​Priory_​17-30
Original Format Photograph
Notes / History A Norman archway - a remaining portion of Merton Priory.

This twelfth century Norman archway was found during the demolition of Abbey House in 1914 on the site of Merton Priory, which is approximately a mile east of St Mary’s. The archway was found incorporated in to the front door case of the house and is believed to have been the entrance to the guest house of the Priory,

The archway was rebuilt between the church and the vicarage in 1935.

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