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South View of Tonbridge Priory by Samuel & Nathaniel Buck - 1735
Source: Private collection
South View of Tonbridge Priory - 1735

This Priory was founded by Richard de Clare, Earl of Brionie and Hertford on a Tract of Land (given by William Rufus) called the Lowry of Tunbridge for Black Canons Dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen: He also endowed it with certain Rents, the feeding of one hundred and twenty Hogs yearly in the Forest of Tonebrigge, and one Buck at the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen. Annual Value £169. 10. 3
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