St Leonard's Priory, Stamford

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St Leonard's Priory

St Leonard's Priory, Stamford was a priory[1] in Lincolnshire, England. It was built in Stamford, supposedly on the site of a monastery which was founded by St Wilfrid in 658 and destroyed in the Danish invasion.[2]

It was jointly refounded by William the Conqueror and the Bishop of Durham in c1082 and remained a cell of Durham until its dissolution in 1538.[3]

The ruins and site of St Leonard's Priory is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the structure is a Grade I listed building.[3]

Part of the fine transitional west front and north arcade of the church survive[3] and are listed Grade I by English Heritage.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Page, William, ed. (1906). "Houses of Benedictine monks: The priory of St Leonard, Stamford". A History of the County of Lincoln: Volume 2. Institute of Historical Research. pp. 127–128. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England (1977). The Town of Stamford. HMSO. p. 34. ISBN 9780117007123. 
  3. ^ a b c Historic England. "Ruins and site of St Leonard's Priory  (Grade 1) (1007690)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  4. ^ Britishlistedbuildings retrieved 6 July 2013

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Further reading[edit]

  • Page, William, ed. (1906). "Houses of Benedictine monks: The priory of St Leonard, Stamford". A History of the County of Lincoln: Volume 2. Victoria County History. p. 127-128. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  • Hartley, John S; Rogers, Alan (1974). The Religious Foundations of Medieval Stamford. report 2. Nottingham University. 

Coordinates: 52°39′15″N 0°27′56″W / 52.6541°N 0.4656°W / 52.6541; -0.4656