One of the most historic monastic sites in England, Wenlock Priory was founded in the year 680 AD by the King of Mercia, Merewalh, for his daughter Milburga, who served as abbess until her death in 722. It was initially a double house, with quarters for nuns and monks.
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"The Abbot of Ely holds Stetchworth. He has there 6 1/2 hides and half a virgate. There is land for 12 ploughs. In demesne are 3 1/2 hides, and there are 3 ploughs, and there can be 2 more. There are 16 villans and 5 bordars with 6 ploughs, and there can be a seventh. There are 4 slaves, woodland for 260 pigs and pasture for the livestock of the vill. All together it is worth £10, and as much when received; in the time of King Edward £12. This land pertained sand pertains to the demesne of the Church of Ely."
Shilton, Holy Rood Church- Shilton, Oxfordshire, England
Shilton is one of the prettiest, and most frequently photographed, vilages in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. It lies roughly mid way between the old market town of Burford and the more modern town of Carterton, in lovely west Oxfordshire countryside. There is a pretty pub beside the gently flowing Shill Brook, and a picturesque ford leads across the brook. From the ford, Church Lane curves up the hill to a small shelf of land, on which … ... more