DiCamillo Companion

Norton Priory

  • Earlier Houses: There was a 12th century Augustinian priory on the site, the vaulted undercroft of which was incorporated into the 18th century house.

    House & Family History: Vice Admiral Sir Richard Brooke acquired the Augustinian Norton Priory during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and built a new house on the site that incorporated parts of the priory. When Norton Priory was demolished in 1928 the fittings (chimneypieces, doorcases, etc.) were removed from the House by Sir Richard Brooke, Bt., (whose family had owned the Estate for centuries) and re-installed at The Elms, Worcestershire, where they remain today.

  • Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 18th century
    Designed: Remodeled House for Sir Richard Brooke, Bt.

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    Architect: Lewis Vulliamy

    Date: Circa 1830
    Designed: Alterations for Sir Montagu Cholmeley

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 171, 1853.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. V, 1829.

  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume II: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
    Author: Reid, Peter
    Year Published: 1980
    Reference: pg. 204
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110319
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 1115
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Richard Brooke, 6th Bt., 18th-19th centures; Brooke family here from the 18th century until 1928.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No