TG3433 : Broomholm Priory

taken 11 years ago, near to Keswick, Norfolk, Great Britain

This is 1 of 12 images, with title Broomholm Priory in this square
Broomholm Priory
Broomholm Priory
Broomholm Priory is situated to the east of Bacton, close to the village boundary. It was founded in 1113 by William de Glanvill . The priory is said to once have possessed a piece of the true cross, making it one of the most holy places in Europe and one of the largest pilgrimage centres in East Anglia. King Henry III was one of the pilgrims in 1226, and on 6th April of the same year he granted Bromholm the right to hold a fair of three days for the festival of the Exaltation of the Cross (14th-17th September). and its name has been immortalised in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales". The Broomholm monks are said to have used it to cure diseases, and even to raise people from the dead. In February 1537 the chief commissioner of Henry VIII was sent to Broomholm to collect the relics and the cross disappeared from history. The priory was suppressed in 1536 and ruins are all that now remain. Now located on private land they can be glimpsed through the arch of the ruined gatehouse on Abbey Street > TG3433 : Abbey Street
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Evelyn Simak and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TG3433, 74 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 9 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 July, 2007
Ruins > Ruins   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 349 331 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.6905N 1:29.2406E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 348 333
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 347 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register