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KINGS LYNN PRIORY

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Site of Benedictine Priory, 1100-1537. The priory was founded in 1100 as a cell to the monastery at Norwich and was on the south side of St Margaret's Church. It consisted of a prior and 3 monks and there was a celebrated cross in the churchyard at which offerings were made. After the Dissolution in 1537 it was granted to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich as part of their new endowment. In the early 17th century the site of the prior's house was consecrated and made part of St Margaret's churchyard. All the buildings, except for a small length of wall which is incorporated in a later building (See TF 61 NW 37) have been pulled down.

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