Launceston Priory Ruins
Launceston Priory was established in the 12th century, and became one of the wealthiest in Cornwall. Launceston was the county town of Cornwall, and for a time the home of the Royal Mint. During the 16th century the priory was destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries. The ruins were rediscovered in the 19th century during the construction of the railway line.
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