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WESTBURY COLLEGE

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Benedictine cell and later secular college built on the site of the Saxon minster, (seeST57NE85). Refounded as a Benedictine Cell of Worcester in 1093 but disbanded again by Wulfstan's successor, Samson, before 1112. Refounded as a regular Benedictine community in 1125. It became a college of secular priests in 1194. Bishop Carpenter of Worcester extended the buildings in 1447, including an almshouse for 6 poor men and 6 widows. Surrendered at the Dissolution and the remaining buildings converted to residential use by Sir Ralph Sadlier. (For the College buildings post-1459, see ST57NE82). A Saxon grave stone reused in the Saxo-Norman period and 15th centuries, and microliths, have been discovered there. Excavations have located collegiate and monastic buildings, and remains of a boundary wall, stone jetty and moat.

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