Rumburgh, United Kingdom

Rumburgh Priory was a Benedictine priory in located in the village of Rumburgh in the English county of Suffolk. The priory was founded in about 1065 as a cell of St Benet's Abbey at Hulme in Norfolk. At the time of the Domesday survey it had 12 monks. The ownership of the priory was transferred to St Mary's Abbey in York towards the end of the 12th century. The priory had chapels at Wissett and Spexhall but was "suppressed" in 1528 by Cardinal Wolsey and used to provide funds for the building of Cardinal College in Ipswich.

The priory church survives as the parish church of Rumburgh, dedicated to St Michael and St Felix, and is a Grade I listed building. It has a number of features dating to the 13th and 15th centuries, including an unusual 13th century tower.


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