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ST MERTHIANAS CHURCH

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  MINSTER PRIORY
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A Benedictine Priory was founded at "Minster (Talcarne)" before 1190, by William de Bottreaux who granted the church of St Merteriana to St Serge, Angers. It was dissolved before 1407. The parish of Minster was known as Talkarn in 1205. St Merthiana's, the parish church of Forrabury and Minster, is of 13th century origin, and Lewis mentions some slight remains of the priory being near it. 13th century church with late Norman font. The 13th century church possibly comprised chancel, nave and west tower. In circa 15th century the north wall of the nave was rebuilt and in circa late 15th century the west tower was largely rebuilt. The 5-bay south aisle and south porch were probably added in circa early 16th century. Restored in 1870 by JP St Aubyn.

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