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Sir Richard Brooke

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Christian Carew

Christiana Brooke
Sir Richard Brooke
  • Born: Abt 1517, Norton, Cheshire, England
  • Married Jun 1548 to Christian Carew
  • Died: , England

    pict2740.jpg [193x135] Norton Priory Manor House
    Sir Richard Brooke, Knight, Vice Admiral of England

    The story of Norton Priory [From 'The Cheshire Magazine',]

    Norton Priory first opened to the public in 1975 and an attractively laid out museum followed in 1982.

    An Augustinian Priory it was founded by the Baron of Halton in 1115 and moved from Runcorn to Norton in 1134. For four centuries it flourished, mainly through hard work and the gifts of wealthy landowners. In 1391 the Priory became an Abbey, a distinction unusual for an Augustinian foundation.

    Its role as a religious house was abruptly halted in 1536 through the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In 1545 the buildings and lands were bought by Sir Richard Brooke, whose family was of ancient descent from the Nantwich area
    Sir Richard built a Tudor mansion here, which was replaced by a classical Georgian country house in the eighteenth century. At length rising costs. and the increasingly industrial nature of their surroundings, caused the family to move South and the house was pulled down in 1928.....

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