These are the ruins of the Priory and The Hospital of St John the Baptist founded by Simon deRochfort in c. 1202. The Friary was occupied by a branch of monks called ‘The Crutched Friars’ who were named after the wooden staffs which were topped by a cross that they carried. These hospitals were built similar to all Augustinian monasteries but had special facilities to care for the sick. The remains include a church with a nave and chancel and a large three-light window on the east wall. There is also the remnants of a 16th century wall which still has has small turret on the corner. The priory was dissolved in 1540 by Henry VIII and after the reformation the building were re-used for a private residence.

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