Thetford Priory

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Thetford Priory

  • Priory Park at Abbeygate, Thetford, Breckland Borough, Norfolk, England
  • 17 Memorials added (18% photographed)

Clunastic monastic house, founded in 1103 by Roger Bigod, the 1st Earl of Norfolk, dedicated to "Our Lady." It is said the Virgin Mary appeared in a vision to the locals requesting the addtion of a chapel to the construction. One of the most important East Anglian monasteries, it fell to the Dissolution even though King Henry's son, Henry FitzRoy was buried there.

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GPS Coordinates: 52.41816, 0.74347

  • Added: 30 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2352552