Boxgrove

The Priory Church, Boxgrove
The Priory Church, Boxgrove
David Owens ©

This lovely old Priory Church, dedicated to St Mary and to St Blaise, dates from the early twelfth century.

From an entry in the Domesday Book, we know that Boxgrove had the status of a parish and that a church existed before the Norman Conquest. All traces of this have been obliterated by the Priory, which was the daughter house of the Abbey of Lessay in Normandy and the grand-daughter of the great Benedictine Abbey of Bec.

Updated: Saturday 27 May 2017
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