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Category: Mount Grace Priory

  • Mount Grace Priory

    Mount Grace Priory

    Most photos of Mount Grace Priory feature the late medieval Carthusian charterhouse.¬† The ruined church is an iconic image.¬†The house is often overlooked. The former guest house of the monastery was converted into a private house in 1654 probably by Lord Darcy and substantially renovated and extended by Sir Issac Lowthian Bell about 1900. The…

  • Mount Grace Priory

    Mount Grace Priory

    They’ve done a lot of tree felling around Mount Grace Priory, opening up new views of the ruined 14th-century Carthusian Priory. The monks lived in silent isolation, in cells around the two cloisters. To the right of the church is the larger cloister which incorporates sixteen cells. On the extreme right is a modern reconstruction…

  • Mount Grace Priory

    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.…