TL8683 : The Prior's Lodging

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

The Prior's Lodging
The Prior's Lodging
Following the dissolution of Thetford Priory in 1540, the Prior's lodging continued to be occupied as a house for another 200 years and underwent numerous alterations. By the early 19th century the building was a roofless ruin.
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  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8654 8338 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.9959N 0:44.4920E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8655 8336
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Priory Ruins  Scheduled Ancient Monument  English Heritage Property 

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