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TAUNTON PRIORY

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About 1120 the Augustinian Priory of St Peter and St Paul was founded at Taunton by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester, and took over two endowments held by the then extant minster, (ST22SW142). This became a large house, with 26 canons in 1339, but reduced to 15 in 1377 and 1476. There was a conventual church, quite distinct from St. Mary's and St. James's churches, but other buildings are not particularised. The Priory was dissolved in 1539, and entirely demolished except for the Priory Barn(ST22SW149).

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