Lanercost's peaceful setting today belies an unusually turbulent history for a monastery. Lying close to the Scottish border, the priory was vulnerable to attack during the Anglo-Scottish wars of the 14th century, and Robert Bruce himself raided it. Edward I and his retinue stayed here for five months in 1306-7, shortly before the king's death. After the priory's dissolution the nave of the church continued in use as the parish church, which it remains today. Parts of the monastic buildings were turned into a residence for ...

Lanercost Priory 2003, English Heritage, Swindon

ISBN-13: 9781850748472