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Historic House, Fri 14 - Sun 16 Sep 2018, free entry

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Wilmington Priory dates back to 1215, but alterations have taken place in almost every century since and the result is a complex puzzle of structures. It was once the priory of a Benedictine Abbey and is just below the Long Man of Wilmington.

Wilmington Priory began as an outpost of the Benedictine Abbey at Grestain in Normandy. Never a conventional priory with cloister and chapter, the monks prayed in the adjoining parish church where the thousand-year-old yews are testimony to the age of the site. The Priory has been added to and altered in every age and much of it is now a romantic ruin, but part of it became a farmhouse. This is a rare chance to stroll the ruins and see inside the Landmark Trust's restoration of the farmhouse, now normally let for holidays. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds or combine with a visit to the Wilmington Long Man on the Downs above.

A great chance to see this historic house with free entry!

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Dates Times
Fri 14 - Sun 16 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00

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Free entry

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date event
Fri 14 - Sun 16 Sep Heritage Open Days

Contact

The Landmark Trust

Address

Wilmington Priory,
Wilmington,
BN26

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Map reference: OA 613876  Lat: 50.76600 Long: 0.28622

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