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Under Croft Wall (Norton Priory, Cheshire)
Section of a 12th Century Undercroft Wall
This section features individually carved capitals on pilasters and a peculiar masons’ mark in the shape of a 5 pointed star on the ashlar faces. The undercroft is built almost entirely in red sandstone, quarried and cut less than a mile away at Windmill Hill.
Norton Priory is a historic site in Norton, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, comprising the remains of an abbey complex dating from the 12th to 16th centuries, and an 18th-century country house; it is now a museum.
The remains are a scheduled ancient monument and are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. They are considered to be the most important monastic remains in Cheshire.
Norton Priory Website: http://nortonpriory.org/
Wikipedia Site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_Priory