Orford Priory

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Orford Priory was a priory in Stainton le Vale, Lincolnshire, England.

The priory of Orford, in Stainton-le-Vale, was probably built some time during the reign of King Henry II by Ralf d'Albini, in honour of Blessed Mary.

A nun from Orford was excommunicated in 1491 by Bishop Redman for breach of her vow of chastity, her partner being a canon of Newsham.

There were seven nuns and a prioress when the priory was Dissolved in 1539.[1]

The remains of the priory, and Post-medieval house and garden lie immediately south of the now derelict Priory farm.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "The priory of Orford". Houses of Premonstratensian nuns. Victoria County History. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Orford Priory". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 

Coordinates: 53°25′56″N 0°13′05″W / 53.432268°N 0.217937°W / 53.432268; -0.217937