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St. Nicholas Priory (Exeter)

St. Nicholas Priory is a historic building in the ancient cathedral city of Exeter.

It can be reached along a little alley named The Mint, which leads off Fore Street.

The priory was founded by the Benedictines in 1070, as a daughter house of Battle Abbey in Sussex.

Among its guests in the mediaeval period was King John.

After Henry VIIIs Dissolution of the Monasteries, the surviving guest wing was sold to the prominent Mallet family.

It was sold to the City Council in 1913, and now functions as a museum, with tapestries, clocks etc, and surviving Norman vaulting.

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