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High Medieval (1216-1398)


Launceston Priory was established in the 12th century, and became one of the wealthiest in Cornwall.

In Jacob's Well Road a small rock-cut chamber with two stone steps contains a wellhead.

Excavations in 1975-6 in Peter Street uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved three-wick bronze lamp, one of the very few examples of the English

Document 6988, photograph courtesy of the Westminster Abbey Muniments

This Church was the home church of Josiah Tucker when he was a Curate and Rector. He later became Dean of Gloucester.

This large Church of England church is a very fine example of how a church can be enlarged and supported by a very wealthy congregation. Some membe

Winsford Church of St Mary Magdalene This church is of Norman origin with a 13th-century chancel whose restored roof contains the