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Mattersey Priory by Ray Clarke

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Mattersey Priory is an English Heritage property located near the village of Mattersey, Nottinghamshire, England. It was a Gilbertine monastery.

Featured in “The world as we see it or as we saw it” January 2011

It was founded by Roger son of Ranulph de Mattersey, around 1185.

A severe fire wrought dire destruction at this priory in the year 1279.

The Valor Ecclesiasticus of 1534 shows that the priory had a total income up to £61 16s. 7d.

The priory was surrendered on 3 October 1538 by Robert Holgate, Bishop of Llandaff, commendatory general master of the Order of Sempringham, and by Thomas Norman, Prior of Mattersey, Thomas Bell, sub-prior, and John Garton, William Schylton, and Richard Watson, canons.
Taken with Canon 20D

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  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture Ray.

  • Thanks for looking and your comment Lynne

    – Ray Clarke

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansover 4 years ago

    Instant fave… Wonderful composition, and the detail is superb! Wonderful colours and tones in the stone. So much detail

  • Thank you Lee-Anne for your wonderful comment

    – Ray Clarke

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    This is fantastic Ray, excellent composition, colour and detail in the stone work and a fabulous sky to go with it, well done..

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comment Jason!

    – Ray Clarke

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much for your comment Gina

    – Ray Clarke

  • Tammy  (Robison)Espino
    Tammy (Robiso...over 4 years ago

    What great history you captured here!!! Stunning :)

  • Thanks for looking and your comment Tammy!

    – Ray Clarke

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • thank you for looking and for your comment

    – Ray Clarke

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and composition, Ray!!

  • Thanks Carol, it is a great place

    – Ray Clarke

  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruaneover 4 years ago

    Terrific capture Ray, excellent composition. Love the detail and colour in the stones.

  • Thanks again Oldrooz

    – Ray Clarke

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    well taken and very nice editing Ray.x

  • Thanks for looking in and your comment Catherine!

    – Ray Clarke

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot Ray, a real beauty.

  • Your comment is much appreciated Gary

    – Ray Clarke

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