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THURGARTON PRIORY

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The site of the Augustinian priory of St Peter, founded by Ralph Deincourt circa 1119-39 and dissolved 1538. The house now known as Thurgarton Priory, dates from 1777 and replaced a house built after 1539 and fortified for Charles I in 1643. It contains a pillared cellar of seven bays representing part of the cloister building. A 19th century plan showing the monastic layout is preserved at the Priory. Used as Bishop's Palace between 1884-1904 and now a research centre for Boots.

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