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Bell's Cathedrals: Wimbourne Minster and Christchurch Priory

A Short History of Their Foundation and a Description of Their Buildings

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Author: Thomas Perkins
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,755 / 104 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 398
Added to site: 2006.10.10
mnybks.net#: 14948
Genre: History
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rish, though nothing appears to have been done in consequence of it. These worthy men complain of the dilapidated state of the church, the want of funds to carry out needed repairs, and suggest the taking from the church "seynt Cuthborow's hed," and "the sylv' y^t ys about the same hed," which they claim as belonging to the parish on the ground that it was made by the charity of the parishioners in times past. "Our chyrche," they say, "ys in gret ruyn and decay and our toure ys foundered and lyke to fall and ther ys no money left in [~o] chyrche box and by reason of great infyrmyty and deth ther hath byn thys yere in oure parysh no chyrche aele, the whych hath hyndred [~o] chyrch of xx^ti nobles and above, and well it is knowen y^t we have no land but onely the charity of good people, wherfor nyed constraynyth us to sell the sylv' y^t is about the same hed. Besechynge yo^r mastership to sertefy us by y^r tre wher we may sell the said sylv' to repayr [~o] chyrche."[2]

[2] In an inventory made in the rei

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