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Arthington Nunnery (Arthington) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, Situated on Arthington Lane, it is believed that this Nunnery was founded by Peter de Arthington about 1150. It was a small establishment with usually around ten nuns. At the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Elizabeth Hall, the prioress received a pension of £35. Nine other nuns were offered much smaller amounts. The building became a home and the land around the farm. TB 15851B is on the house, thought to be the initials of Thomas Briggs and his wife who were early owners.
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Arthington Nunnery (Arthington)
Black & White imageUndated, Three storey building with mullioned windows. The nunnery dated back to around 1150, this house has the initials TB 15851B, thought to be Thomas Briggs and wife an early owner. Various families farmed the land and occupied the house, including Briggs and Windle. The house still retains many original features.
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