The Priory was founded in the late 12th century, as a house of Austin Canons, by Ruald de Calna and his wife Beatrice of Send and dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Thomas a Beckett. A good deal of flint walling remains, but there is hardly a dressed stone left, and merely tantalizing imprecise holes to indicate window openings.

Send with Ripley, Newark Abbey, 1898. Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey no. 128

Send with Ripley, Newark Abbey, 1898
Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey no. 128

Send with Ripley, Newark Abbey, 1912. Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey no. 5365

Send with Ripley, Newark Abbey, 1912
Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey no. 5365

The site is a Scheduled Monument.

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  1. […] land at Dunsborough Park was originally granted to a local nobleman by Newark Priory (which  lies in ghostly ruins just up the road off the B367 and also worth a look). Overlooked by […]

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