Archive for May, 2009

St James’ Priory, Part 2

Redevelopment work in the centre of Bristol City allowed excavation on the site of the former St James’s Priory, founded as a Benedictine house in about 1129 as a daughter of Tewkesbury Abbey and the earliest monastic settlement in central Bristol.

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