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Michelham Priory 17th July

The rain didn't dampen the spirits of the 16 sturdy City Synergy members who travelled into the wilds of Sussex to visit Michelham Priory.  A 14th-century gatehouse and the remains of an Augustinian priory incorporated into a Tudor mansion set in beautiful grounds with a physic garden, kitchen gardens, a 14th century barn and outhouses and a working water mill.

We were made very welcome and shown around the house.  The water mill was specifically opened for us to see around.  Perversely, despite the rain, the mill wasn't working because of the lack of water but this probably made it safer for us to explore the workings of this fascinating building.

The rain held off enough for some of the more hardy souls to explore the gardens. 

Thanks to Sue and Lucy for the driving.

Report by Jonathan Dutton

Michelham Priory Website

Michelham Priory

Pictured Above - Michelham Priory

Water Mill at Michelham Priory

Pictured above - The Water Mill at Michelham Priory

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