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Spalding Priory

The Priory once held an important place within the town of Spalding for nearly five hundred years, its influence being felt upon many levels of society. However there are virtually no tangible remains of what was once a substantial and important complex of buildings that are visible today. it is believed to have been in Spalding around AD 1052 by six Benedictine monks from Crowland Abbey (founded in AD 699 as an offshoot from Peterborough Abbey). Benedictines followed the teachings of St Benedict, with the emphasis firmly being on a tradition of self sufficiency and obedience. The monks lived, worked and died within the walls of the Monastery, which often saw a town grow up around them, as indeed Spalding did.

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