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KIRKBURY PRIORY

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Benedictine Alien Priory dependent on St Nicholas, Angers, founded in 1077. Geoffrey de Wirches granted the existing ruined church of Kirkbury and a landed endowment to Angers. It was granted to Axholme Priory in 1399, restored to Angers , and after suppression in 1414 regranted to Axholme Priory. Evidence of the conventual buildings is apparent on the North wall of St Mary and St Edith's Church, (SP48SE7).

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