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The site of Healaugh Priory is about two miles south of Bilton Hall, the subject of the sketch on the recto (D10891) and folio 12 verso (D10890), on a back road between Healaugh and Tadcaster. Turner was taking in subjects on his journey east from Wetherby towards York, the subject of the following sketches.
The priory was founded for Augustinian canons about 1218, and dissolved in 1535. The church and cloisters were fairly comprehensively erased and the present building, a sixteenth- and seventeenth-century manor house in private ownership, incorporates elements of the original structure.
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