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NORWICH PRIORY, THE COWTHORPE OAK AND WHITELEAF OF THE CHILTERNS

NORWICH PRIORY, THE COWTHORPE OAK AND WHITELEAF OF THE CHILTERNS

Among the remains of Norwich Priory (bottom left) are those of the infirmary, built by Prior Herbert, and demolished in 1804. Cowthorpe (bottom right), in the East Riding of Yorkshire, has what is reputed to be the oldest oak in England. Whiteleaf (top) is a little village of Buckinghamshire, three-quarters of a mile from Monks Risborough, and on the hill above it is cut Whiteleaf Cross 230 feet high and 340 feet wide at the base. It is a rough representation of a cross set upon a mound, and the name is perhaps a corruption of White Cliff.

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