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MONTACUTE PRIORY

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A Cluniac priory was founded at Montacute in circa 1078, the first charter being granted circa 1090. It was a dependency of Cluny until 1407, and denizen from then until dissolved in 1539. The present remains consist of the early 16th century Priory gatehouse, flanked on the east and west by a two storey range. There are extensive earthworks to the South of St Catherine's Church which are the claustral range, and a fishpond. Dependencies: East Holme, Kerswell, Malpas (Wales), St Carrock and Bablew Grange in Tintinhull. Scheduled.

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