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Site of Fineshade Abbey from the Jurrasic Way - - 1724702
Site of Fineshade Abbey from the Jurassic Way

Fineshade Priory was a priory of Augustinian Canons Regular in Northamptonshire, England. The remains of the site are about 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Corby along the A43 road.

It was founded before 1208 by Richard Engayne (Engain), Lord of Blatherwycke on the site of a small castle and dissolved in 1536.

The buildings were granted to Lord Russell 1541/2. Sir Robert Kirkham bought it in 1545 and converted the west range into a country residence, which was demolished along with the remains of the priory in 1749.

A house was subsequently built on the site but demolished in 1956. The stable block remains, converted to a residence.

Fineshade Wood is part of Rockingham Forest. The civil parish has merged with Duddington.

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