Bushmead Priory (c) English Heritage
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(c) English Heritage

Bushmead was established by the Augustinian order in 1195. Never a large monastery, Bushmead was disbanded at the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the property passed to Sir William Gascoigne, a retainer of Cardinal Wolsey.

The medieval the timber frame roof is in good condition, but the undoubted highlight at Bushmead is the crown-post architecture. There are also some finely preserved 14th-century wall paintings and original stained glass. The Priory has limited opening hours, so it is best to check the English Heritage website for details before planning a trip.

Current opening hours are limited to pre-booked openings on the first Saturday of each month between May and August, but please check with the English Heritage website for any changes to this schedule.

Eaton Socon

About Bushmead Priory
Address: Top End Road, Staploe, Bushmead, Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, MK44 2LD
Attraction Type: Abbey
Location: 4 miles NW of Eaton Socon on minor roads; limited opening, see English Heritage website.
Website: Bushmead Priory
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
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OS: TL115 610


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