Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
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White Ladies Priory

Having finished looking round Boscobel House the Friday before last, I popped down the road to have a look at the ruins of White Ladies Priory. As the name suggests, the site was originally home to a 12th century Augustinian house of canonesses. With the dissolution of the monasteries, the site became a secular house and eventually part of the Gifford estate along with Boscobel House, and later on was another hiding place for the future Charles II.

Nothing remains of the house that was built on the site, but quite a lot of the earliest buildings do remain, even if they were a little overgrown when I visited:
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Looking through doorways:
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And over walls:
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Exploring inside:
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And with that, I headed on my way to yet another impressive English Heritage property.
Tags: architectural heritage, out and about, photos, real life
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