Thetford Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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The priory was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536, and the church was used for a time as a barn. The building is rectangular, with no aisles, and is 24 metres long by 10 metres wide. The walls stand to six metres high and are built of flint rubble dressed with ashlar.
In the east end of the nave are the remains of a grotto created when a pleasure garden was built on this site in the 19th century. Excavations have revealed that the church stands upon remains of the old Saxon town of Thetford.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is located almost directly opposite the remains of Thetford Priory, across the Little Ouse river. Take London Road south from the priory and turn right onto Brandon Road, then right again onto Canons Close.
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About Thetford Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Address: Canons Close, Thetford, Norfolk, England
Attraction Type: Abbey
Location: Off Canons Close, north of the A134 (Brandon Road). This is an open access site.
Website: Thetford Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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