Langley-Priory

LANGLEY-PRIORY, an extra-parochial liberty, in the hundred of West Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester; containing 9 inhabitants, and comprising 558 acres of land. A priory of Benedictine nuns, in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was founded in the beginning of the reign of Henry II. by William Pantulf and Burgia his wife; the revenue, at the Dissolution, was estimated at £34. 6. 2.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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