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Binham Priory

The Priory church of St Mary & the Holy Cross was the nave of a Benedictine priory church, the priory was dedicated to St Mary and the church to the Holy Cross.

Binham, Norfolk

Opening times

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours.


Warham Road
NR21 0DQ

It was founded in 1091 by Peter des Valoines, a nephew of William the Conqueror.

The church sits among some of the most complete and impressive monastic ruins in Norfolk. It still has a splendid 13th century west front, and displays the former rood screen with medieval saints overpainted with Protestant texts.

The earlier Norman arches are richly decorated with zig zag and billet mouldings, while at the western end the arches are pointed and ribbed in the Early English style.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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