- Burscough Priory
Burscough Priory, located at
Burscough, Lancashire, England, was founded in 1186 by Robert Fitz-Henry, Lord of Lathom, and named after the Black Canonsan order of Augustinian monks. It was dissolved c.1536 by Henry VIII although some remains still exist. The bells of the Priory were moved to the nearby OrmskirkParish Church.
An open market is held twice-weekly, on Thursdays and Saturdays, in the pedestrianised centre of
Ormskirk. This is permitted by a Royal Charterthat was granted by Edward I of Englandin 1286 to the monks at Burscough Priory.
The Priory also gives its name to the local
high school, ' Burscough Priory Science College', until recently known as 'Burscough Priory High School'. The school has an enrolment of around 750 pupils of ages 11-16 years.
* [http://www.bispham2.freeserve.co.uk/curios/burscou.jpgPicture of Priory remains]
* [http://www.lhi.org.uk/docs/lathom_deer_park_report_vol_3.pdf Local Heritage Initiative document]
* [http://www.lhi.org.uk/docs/Deer_Park_ReportVol_One.pdf More detailed document]
* [http://homepages.tesco.net/~jane.ball2/html/burscough_priory.html Site visit and picture]
* [http://www.lancashireparishcouncils.gov.uk/parishes/parish_display.asp?parishid=165 Parish Council report]
* [http://www.prioryhigh.lancs.sch.uk/ School Website]
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