Zadar: Samostan Sv. Franje Asiskog


The oldest Dalmatian Gothic church is the church of St Francis (Samostan sv. Franje Asiskog) also known as the Monastery of St Francis of Assisi. The monastery and church were built in 1221 and consecrated in 1282 by Bishop Lovro Periandar. It has a single nave with a raised shrine. Considered significant in the history of Croatia , the sacristy is the place where the Peace Treaty of Zadar was signed on 18th February 1358 between the Venetian Republic and the Hungarian-Croatian King Louis I Angevin. This act led to the Venetians abandoning their claim on Dalmatia.

Repton: Priory Arch


At the entrance to Repton School is Priory Arch. Dating to the 13th century, the arch remains a survivor of the former Priory Gatehouse. The Priory was founded around 1172 and was dissolved at the time of the Reformation.


Priory Arch features a triple chamfered pointed arch, nook shafts, moulded capitals and is Grade I listed.