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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lapley is a small English village situated in Staffordshire some 3.5 miles SW by W of Penkridge, 1.5 miles east of Wheaton Aston, 0.5 miles northeast of the Shropshire Union Canal, 1.5 miles north of Watling Street and 6 miles SSW of Stafford. The civil parish is called Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston.Lapley Priory was a community of Black Monks (Benedictines), endowed c.1061, in the time of Edward the Confessor, by Alfgar, Lord of Mercia and Chester, in memory of his third son Burchard who died in Reims on his way back from a pilgrimage to Rome with Aldred Archbishop of York. It had been Alfgar's son's dying wish to be buried at St. R my and for his father to donate land in return. He bestowed land at Lapley and elsewhere in Staffordshire and Shropshire on Rheims Abbey, which established a satellite house at Lapley, probably in the mid-12th century. In due course, it was suppressed by Henry V, who suppressed all alien priories in 1415 during the wars with France and prior to the general monastic Dissolution of 1537-8. Its estates became the property of the college of Tong, in Shropshire. In the English civil wars, the Priory House was fortified and garrisoned, but in 1645 it wa
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  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136210207
  • 9786136210209