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Lanercost Priory

Lanercost Priory

Location

Lanercost Priory
Northumberland
England

Special Interest

Lanercost Priory, founded in 1166 and disbanded during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the reign of Henry VIII. Edward I stayed at Lanercost in 1307 during one of his journeys to fight the Scots but he was too ill to continue and died shortly afterwards at Burgh by Sands on the Solway coast. A monument to him can be found near the priory.

A beautiful, tranquil place with lots to see in this in this well-preserved Cumbrian monastery. The east end of the noble 13th century Church survives to its full height, and there are some fantastic fine monuments within the arches. Look out for the elaborate tombs of various patrons, and Roman inscriptions amongst the walls from stonework 'borrowed' from Hadrian's Wall.

 

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