Three were in smaller settlements, however – at Walsingham, at Blakeney and here at Burnham Norton.
One of the four principal orders of friars, the Carmelite order was founded in 1226 and it expanded steadily across Europe, reaching England in 1242.
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You can easily combine a visit to the friary with one to another Trust property, the Iron Age fort at Bloodgate Hill, South Creake.
This is only 8km south of Burnham Market, a short distance off the road from Burnham to Fakenham.
A lot of this is re-used; however, the north east corner of the house and its adjoining buttress certainly look original.
What part this building played in the layout of the monastery is not clear.
From the end of the 12th century, the various orders of friars won more and more support from medieval people, who were impressed by their commitment to genuine poverty and to preaching.
Because friars depended not on revenue from lands but from charitable donations they preferred to settle in towns and cities, and most of Norfolk’s friaries were in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Yarmouth and Thetford.Stitch is the world’s only companionship community created by members, for members.Our members are often fulfilled with family, work, and finances, but are looking for something more in their lives: partners, friends, companionship.The rest of the church and the other monastic buildings can be seen only as ‘humps and bumps’ in the meadow behind.These rather fine earthworks form a single line, indicating a range of buildings subdivided into six compartments.Presumably the compartment at the west end was the church and then the rest of the group fulfilled other functions.