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This is a great place for a moment of solitude and to get a breather from siteseeing and to appreciate some history and architecture both at the same time.
Easy to walk to from all points in town and nice landscaping of the grounds make...More
Ran across St. John's at the end of the day looking for someplace off the beaten track to have dinner. An informational brochure inside the entrance gave the the history of the church and described some of its decorative elements. I used the opportunity to...More
It is just beautiful and full of history and marvel. We were so lucky to have a local that was educated in the history of this once magnificent structure that was kind enough to talk with us for almost an hour
St. John's Priory was erected in the thirteenth century by the Augustinian religious order.
As with other building owned by religious orders, the priory was seized under King Henry VIII's reign in the mid-fifteenth century and handed over to the state. Unfortunately, most of this...More