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HINCKLEY PRIORY

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A Benedictine alien cell of 2 or 3 monks, dependent on Lyre Abbey, was founded at Hinckley before 1173 and was dissolved circa 1414. The cell contained 2 monks in 1220. In 1400 Hinckley was granted to Mountgrace Priory for the duration of the war with France. By 1405 it was returned to its priory but in 1415 it was finally granted to Mountgrace. There are no extant remains, but excavations in 2007 located renains in a test pit to the south of the church. Documentary evidence suggests that the cell was a major cell of Lyre Abbey.

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