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ST MICHAELS MOUNT MONASTERY

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A monastery has been present on St Michael's Mount since the 8th century. It became a Benedictine alien monastery between 1042-1050, but from 1050 until 1087-91, when it was granted to Mont Saint-Michel, it was an independent Benedictine monastery. The priory was siezed by the Crown in 1337 when the rock was fortified. In 1425 the monks were transferred to Syon near Brentford, only three secular priests maintaining a chantry for pilgrims remaining. Surviving features include the 12th century refectory and a chapel of 1478.

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