TQ0457 : Newark Priory

taken 13 years ago, near to Pyrford Village, Surrey, Great Britain

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Newark Priory
Newark Priory
Newark Priory was founded at the end of the twelfth century by Ruald de Clane and his wife Beatrice of Send and dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Thomas a Becket. King Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in 1539. At Newark, the prior was pensioned off, valuables sent to the Tower of London and the land given to the Master of the Kings Horse. It has been said that a cannon was employed from the top of Church Hill to bombard or demolish what were the then extensive buildings! This incident is portrayed in one of a series of paintings made by artist Tessa Kewen in 1963 which are displayed in the porch of St Nicholas Church.
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TQ0457, 114 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 December, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 28 December, 2005
Category
Religious buildings > Priory   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 041 577 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.5343N 0:30.4743W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 041 575
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