TG3433 : Broomholm Priory

near to Keswick, Norfolk, Great Britain

Broomholm Priory
Broomholm Priory
This niche in the north transept wall of the former Broomholm priory church could once have served as an image niche where the figure of a saint would have been displayed. See LinkExternal link for a wider view of the north transept. 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, accessed with permission of owner.
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Saturday, 19 April, 2008   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 24 April, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 349 331 [100m precision]
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