Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Thirteenth century bits get new life

The priory of St.Thomas the Martyr, founded about 1174, is no longer with us… and yet it kinda is.

The public footpath goes right by the side of Priory Farm in Baswich, and the farm is on the site of the old priory – hence its name.
Pretty much all that’s left of the old medieval building is the last bits of its stone walls - and some of those old thirteenth century church walls have been incorporated into the new buildings seen in this photo (thus giving the building its variegated look).

Now, don’t tell me that that fact doesn’t give you a bit of a thrill - surely?

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