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Isleham Priory

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Isleham Priory
East Anglia - Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England
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This simple rectangular building is all that remains of a small Benedictine priory church dating to 1090. A Norman lord named Alan of Brittany had it built in classic Romanesque style for the monks of abbey of St. Jacut de la Mer in Brittany, France. The church is extremely simple, with a basic nave, chancel, and sanctuary with a rounded apse, an unusual feature in England. Isleham Priory eventually passed to Pembroke College, Cambridge, and is now in the care of English Heritage.

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