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Haverholme Priory, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Haverholme Priory, formerly an extra-parochial tract, now a parish in Lincolnshire, forming an island within two arms of the Sleaford river, 3 miles NE by N from Sleaford, and 2 SE from Ruskington station on the G.N. & G.E. Joint railways. Acreage, 312; 'population, 24. A Cistercian priory, a cell to Fountains Abbey, was projected here in 113.7 by Alexander, bishop of Lincoln, but was superseded in 1189 by a Gilbertine monastery, and this was given at the dissolution to the Clintons. A very ancient mansion, called Haverholrne Priory, now stands here; has been modernized into a handsome edifice in the Tudor style, is surrounded with a well-wooded park, and is the seat of the Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Poor Law unionSleaford 

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