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Priory of Bolton Abbey

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The Priory Church and Ruins of an Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting

At the heart of Bolton Abbey Estate lies the Priory Church and Ruins of an Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting. The land was gifted to the Augustinian canons by Alice de Rumilly in 1154. The canons lived and worshipped here until 1539 when the dissolution of the monasteries stripped the Priory of its assets. History lovers will enjoy the story of Prior Moone and how he negotiated with Cromwell to secure the nave as a place of worship for the local community and how the church continues to thrive to this day.

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Updated: February 07, 2020

Coordinates

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53.983771, -1.888179
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53°59'01.6"N 1°53'17.4"W
UTM
30U 572906 5982288
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Distance
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21.2 km
6:40 h
312 m
243 m
20.9 km
5:30 h
82 m
13 m
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