TG3433 : Broomholm Priory

taken 10 years ago, near to Keswick, Norfolk, Great Britain

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
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 July, 2007   (more nearby)
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Monday, 9 July, 2007
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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
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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