Gatehouse – St Benet’s Abbey



St Benet’s Abbey, Ludham, Norfolk, August 2018.

Available as:
420mm x 280mm (16.5″ x 11″) print
300mm x 200mm (11″ x 7.4″) print
205mm x 137mm  (8″ x 5.3″) print

Sizes do not include white margins and are approximate.

Fine quality black and white Giclée prints.

Printed with white margins on 280gsm lustre finish archival quality paper using Lucia Pigment inks.

Open edition print.

SKU: St benets 3596 Categories: ,


Over a thousand years of history hiding on the River Bure. Alleged to have been founded on the site of the martyrdom of a hermit by the Danes, built on by Wulfric and Cnut, it became home to the cult of St Margaret of Holm, a medieval murder victim in Hoveton. The abbey survived the reformation in some form, but the buildings were demolished and robbed away leaving just the gatehouse and some remains of the church. In 1725 a mill was built inside the gatehouse, both still exist. It remains a sentinel in the flat landscape of the Broads, a waymark for cruisers, nestling inside the tower are centuries of graffiti from lover’s hearts to late 20th century scratches. I ran my fingers along the old lines, walked the spine of the church and found an old sheep’s tooth on a molehill.

Titled, signed, dated with year of print production.

The colour may vary slightly from print to print.

Sent by registered post (UK only*), prints over 300 x 200mm are supplied in a rigid tube. Smaller prints are supplied flat, protected by boards in an envelope.

*Delivery is I’m afraid currently UK only, if you are outside the UK delivery prices are POA, please email me on for more information and a price.

Please note there will always be some variation between how an image appears on screen due to the difference between colour gamut and monitor gamma and colour settings on different devices which use 3 colour subtractive RGB colour and printers which use a multicolour variation of CMYK or a multi-tonal version of greyscale.


Additional information

Print size

Large – 420mm x 280mm (16.5″ x 11″) print, Medium – 300mm x 200mm (11″ x 7.8″) print, Small – 205mm x 137mm  (8″ x 5.3″) print