EDINGTON PRIORY – A Fine Example of Perpendicular Architecture

Historical Wiltshire
EDINGTON PRIORY – A Fine Example of Perpendicular Architecture
Edington Priory
In 1332 William of Edingon, Bishop of Winchester founded a college for priests in the village of Edington, Wiltshire. It later became a monastery for the Augustiniun Order of Bonshommes.

In the 15th century, William Ayscough who was Bishop of Salisbury and confessor to Henry VI, was forced to flee Salisbury because of a rebellion that happened during that time. He fled to Edington and took refuge at the Church but was unfortunately later discovered. On the 29th June 1450, he was taken from the High Alter during Mass and murdered in the fields outside the church.

The Priory Church is a magnificent example and well worth a visit for anyone interested in architecture or local history.

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