TQ5509 : Michelham Priory

taken 3 years ago, near to Upper Dicker, East Sussex, Great Britain

This is 1 of 13 images, with title Michelham Priory in this square
Michelham Priory
Michelham Priory
The main priory building viewed from its grounds within the moat. The oldest (C13th) part is on the left with the TQ5509 : Michelham Priory - Prior's Lodging at first floor level over the TQ5509 : Michelham Priory - Undercroft.
To the right is the Tudor Range which had to be re-roofed and its interior re-established after a disastrous fire in 1927.
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The entire site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument: LinkExternal link and the priory seen here is Grade I listed: LinkExternal link
Michelham Priory
Michelham Priory is the site of a former Augustine Priory near Upper Dicker, East Sussex, It is owned and administered by the Sussex Archaeological Society.

The Augustine Priory of the Holy Trinity was founded at Michelham in 1229. The Priory was dissolved in the 1537 by King Henry VIII. The Church and some of the building were demolished and between 1599 and 1601 the house was sold to Thomas Sackville,

The property remained in private hands into the 20th century, when it was restored by the Sussex architect and antiquarian, Walter Godfrey. It was used as a base for Canadian troops during the winter of 1941-42 while they prepared for the Dieppe Raid. Later it was the East Sussex headquarters of the Auxiliary Territorial Service. LinkExternal link

Website: LinkExternal link

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TQ5509, 228 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Michelham Priory 
Former (from Tags)
Priory 
Primary Subject of Photo
Priory 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5586 0932 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.7432N 0:12.7993E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5584 0934
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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