Halton 9 – Norton Priory, Runcorn

Described on its website as “one of Cheshire’s hidden gems”, and formerly home to a medieval church, Norton Priory is the most excavated monastic site in Europe.

The Priory was founded in 1134 and, following The Dissolution in 1536 became a family home between 1545 and 1921. The Museum today is surrounded by woodlands, paths, gardens and sculptures.

I have chosen to photograph only the 12th century undercroft with its beautiful, vaulted ceilings, but there is much more than that for the visitor to see.

Author: writingandphotography0531

My name is Gerald Murphy. I am a retired local government officer. At the time of my retirement I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I had previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My main hobby is photography and, until 2016, hillwalking in Snowdonia. Sciatica has put an end to mountain walks and, as a carer for my wife, opportunities for photography excursions are now more limited. Since July 2022, I have started using this site as a photobook.

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