Folkestone Abbey; Folkestone Priory

Kent, England, originally a monastery of Benedictine nuns, founded in 630 by Saint Eanswith, grand-daughter of Saint Ethelbert, first Christian king in England. Destroyed by the Danes, a monastery of Benedictine monks was erected on the same site. Removed from the sea coast to the site of the present church of Folkestone, 1137, it continued to the time of the dissolution, 1535. Of the monastic buildings, a Norman doorway remains.

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