Mount Grace Priory

National Trust volunteers cleaning moss and other plant growth from the ruins of this medieval Carthusian priory which is owned by the Trust but managed by English Heritage.

Mount Grace Priory is unique in that it wasn’t destroyed by the new owner, one James Strangeways, after being sold by the government after the dissolution on the monasteries in 1540. He was only interested in the farmland but maybe another reason is that his parents and grandparents were buried there.

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