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St Leonard's Priory, Stamford
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St Leonard's Priory, Stamford

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St Leonard's Priory, Stamford
CHURCHES
Church - Exteriors
Rectangular-plan gabled church with external aisles; Norman-era stone decoration
1/4 Glass plate negative
GP1513

Negatives Collection, Leicestershire Record Office

St Leonard's Priory is all that remains of a 12th century church. Popular tradition states that the priory was built on the site of a former monastery built by St Wilfrid is 658, which was destroyed in the Danish invasions. After the Dissolution in the 16th century the church was used as farm buildings, with the stone being taken away to use elsewhere. The front collapsed in 1833, and was reconstructed by the Marquis of Exeter.
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GP1513
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