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CLATFORD PRIORY

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An Alien Cell of Benedictine Monks was founded at Clatford (SU 1568) and Hullavington before 1261 when the respective manors, which had been given in the late 11th or early 12th century by Hugh de Mortimer to the Benedictine Abbey of St Victor in Caux, were placed under the superintendence of a prior. The prior was known as of Clatford or Hullavington, but after the middle of the 14th century usually as of Clatford. It is difficult to assess whether any real form of conventual life was practised at either place. In 1325 there were two beds in the prior's chamber at Hullavington while in 1348 a monk from Clatford was licensed to travel overseas. The priory formed part of the endowment of Eton College in 1441.

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