Thetford Priory

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  • Thetford Priory was founded in 1103 by Roger Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk and dedicated to Our Lady. In the 13th century, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in a vision to locals requesting the addition to the site of a Lady Chapel. During its construction, the old statue of her on the site was discovered to have a hollow in its head concealing saints’ relics, and became a magnet for pilgrims.

    Now in ruins you can see the lower walls of the church and cloister, shell of the priors’ lodging and the 14th-century gatehouse.

  • Thetford Priory Weather Forecast

    Drizzle tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures falling to 20°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:53 am    8:09 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 23rd
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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      5:54 am    8:07 pm

    Thursday, Aug 24th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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      5:56 am    8:05 pm
    Friday, Aug 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:58 am    8:03 pm

    Saturday, Aug 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:59 am    8:00 pm
    Sunday, Aug 27th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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      6:01 am    7:58 pm

    Monday, Aug 28th
     Light rain in the evening.
     
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      6:03 am    7:56 pm
    Tuesday, Aug 29th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       6%  53%   12 mph
      6:04 am    7:54 pm

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