Woodbridge Priory

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Woodbridge Priory was a small Augustine priory in Woodbridge in the English county of Suffolk. The priory was founded in about 1193 by Ernald Rufus and was dissolved about 1537 during the dissolution of the monasteries.[1][2] The site was given to the Wingfield family before passing to Thomas Seckford in 1564.[1] The priory operated a satellite house at Alnesbourne on the River Orwell until about 1466.[1][3]

Today the site is used for The Abbey school, the preparatory school attached to Woodbridge School, part of the Seckford Trust.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Page.W (1975) 'Houses of Austin canons: Priory of Woodbridge', A History of the County of Suffolk: Volume 2, pp. 111-112 (available online). Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  2. ^ a b The Abbey (Junior School), Woodbridge, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  3. ^ Page.W (1975) 'Houses of Austin canons: Priory of Alnesbourn', A History of the County of Suffolk: Volume 2, p. 91 (available online). Retrieved 2011-05-01.

Coordinates: 52°05′35″N 1°18′50″E / 52.0931°N 1.3138°E / 52.0931; 1.3138