Dji Mavic Air flight over the old Priory | River Little Ouse Thetford | Norfolk | England |
Good morning, a short morning flight over the old monastery and the river in Thetford. Recording of the dji mavic air. Here is a brief description of the site.
The extensive surviving remains include the lower walls of the church and cloister, together with the impressive shell of the prior’s lodging and an almost complete 14th century gatehouse.
It housed the tombs of the Howard dynasty, of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, and of other early Tudor Dynasty officials. Even this could not save the priory from the Dissolution of the Monasteries and, on its closure in 1540 (it was one of the last priories to be dissolved), the Howard tombs were removed to St Michael the Archangel, Framlingham.
Its ruins (including the lower walls of the church and cloister, along with the impressive shell of the priors’ lodging and, reached by a pathway from the main site, an almost complete 14th-century gatehouse) are open to the public as an English Heritage site. The priory and gatehouse are Grade I listed buildings. The ruins are reputedly haunted and were the subject of an episode of the television series Ghosthunters.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, another Grade I listed building,is 300 metres to the south
The best surviving features of the medieval priory buildings are the church, cloister, prior’s lodging, and the 14th-century gatehouse.
The first monastery here was established around 1103 by monks from Lewes Priory, under the patronage of Roger Bigod, one of the most powerful Norman nobles in England. The monks chose a site on the south bank of the river Little Ouse.
Sometime between 1107 and 1114 the priory became independent of Lewes and moved to a site on the north bank of the river. There it remained until 1540 when it was dissolved by Henry VIII.
NB. Do not confuse this monastery with the ‘other’ Thetford Priory, a Benedictine nunnery.
Open access during daylight hours, year-round, except for Christmas Day]
The River Little Ouse is a river in the east of England, a tributary of the River Great Ouse. For much of its length it defines the boundary between Norfolk and Suffolk.
It rises east of Thelnetham, very close to the source of the River Waveney – which flows eastwards while the Little Ouse flows west. The village with the curious name of Blo’ Norton owes this name to the river – it was earlier known as Norton Bell-‘eau, from being situated near this ‘fair stream’. In this area the river creates a number of important wetland areas such as at Blo’ Norton and Thelnetham Fen and areas managed by the Little Ouse Headwaters Project.The course continues through Rushford, Thetford, Brandon, and Hockwold before the river joins the Great Ouse north of Littleport in Cambridgeshire. The total length is about 37 miles (60 km).
A distinctive feature of the headwaters of the Little Ouse and the Waveney is the valley in which they flow; the Little Ouse flows westwards while the Waveney flows eastwards. The valley is broad, cutting through boulder clay to the north and to the south, but is crossed by a flat sandy feature at Lopham Ford, between South Lopham and Redgrave. Here the two rivers rise, barely 160 yards (150 m) apart, at an altitude of around 85 feet (26 m). The B1113 road crosses the valley on the sandy bank, known as The Frith. To the east are the valley fens of Redgrave and Lopham Fen, while to the west is Hinderclay Fen. The whole area overlays a thick bed of chalk
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