30 May 2012

White Ladies Priory

A few miles north-west of Wolverhampton are the sandstone ruins of White Ladies Priory, the name derived from the white habits of the half dozen or so Augustinian canonesses who lived here prior to dissolution in 1538.

The church, of the twelfth century, was dedicated to St Leonard of Noblac, associated with the liberation of prisoners. Quite fitting thus that the future King Charles II hid here before moving on to Boscobel House, just a mile away.

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