TL8683 : Thetford Priory ruins

taken 4 years ago, near to Thetford, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Thetford Priory ruins
Thetford Priory ruins
View across the ruins of Thetford Priory
Thetford Priory
The Cluniac Priory of Our Lady of Thetford was founded in 1103 by Roger Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk and became one of the most important East Anglian religious houses.
In the 13th century, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in a vision, prompting the addition of a Lady Chapel containing an old hollow statue of her containing relics of saints, and the Priory became a magnet for pilgrims. It was the burial place for the Howard Earls and Dukes of Norfolk for over 400 years and was one of the last religious houses to be dissolved in 1540. It is now in the care of English Heritage
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 20 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8662 8336 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.9835N 0:44.5618E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8666 8333
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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English Heritage Property  Priory Ruins  Scheduled Ancient Monument 

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