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TRENTHAM PRIORY

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Alleged early Medieval minster, and later Augustinian priory which was founded 1087-1100. The priory was refounded as Benedictine between 1153-55 and was dissolved in 1537. Excavations in 1858 located parts of the priory. The church originally the priory church, was rebuilt in 1844 by Sir Charles Barry. Perpendicular style. Nave with aisles and chancel in one, the original chancel and tower having been destroyed. Incorporates late Norman arcades of 4 bays with late 12th century capitals, and mediaeval shafts which probably came from the priory church.

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