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FINESHADE ABBEY

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Augustinian Priory founded in 1199 and dissolved in 1536. Built on the site of an earthwork ringwork and bailey castle of circa 1200, (SP99NE36), apparently in the North-East area of the former castle. After the Dissolution, the West range of the conventual buildings were converted into a country residence, (SP99NE38). This and the abbey buildings were totally destroyed in 1749.

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