Page 5, 25th May 1962

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Page 5, 25th May 1962 — King's Refuge

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King's Refuge

Heath Old Hall, Wakefield, is to receive £15,000. Built by the famous 18th century York architect John Carr, it became a refuge for French nuns during the French revolution, and later a school.

The Manor of Meare, Somerset, which belonged to the Abbot of Glastonbury before the 8th century, is to get £3,600. The present manor house dates from the 14th century.

Two other Somerset houses, in the village of Mells, are to receive £450 each. They were originally built as part of a mediaeval village built in the 15th century by Abbot SeIwood, also of Glastonbury.

Mosely Old Hall, Staffordshire (0,500), formerly belonged to the Whitgreave family, and was the permanent home of Father II uddlestone, a 17th century missionary priest.

After the battle of Worcester, Charles II sought refuge here and is reputed to have promised his host that he would one day become a Catholic. Fr. Huddlestone is said to have been the priest admitted to the Royal apartments when Charles lay dying.

The Master's Lodgings at Pembroke College, Oxford, originally an alms house built by Cardinal Wolsey, are to receive £1,000. and £3,000 is to be spent on the Durham Quadrangle of Trinity College, which dates from the 15th century.

A further £2,440 will go towards the restoration of some prereformation wall paintings of religious subjects in a house known as Plecots End, Hemel Hempstead. King John's House at Romsey Abbey, Hants, which benefits to the extent of £1,000. is traditionally supposed to have been built by King John in 1206 and presented to the Abbey as a guest house. The existing building, however, is thought to date from 1235.

The 18th century Staunton Harold Hall, Leicestershire. now a Leonard Cheshire Home. receives £4.700. The Priory of Stoke-sub-Ilannion, Somerset, which was converted from a free chapel into a collegiate church by Sir John Beauchamp in 1303, and survived the Dissolution until 1549, is to receive £5,000.

Akrill's Court, i ,Whitefrars, Lincoln, an early 16th century timber building, will also receive a grant, as will the Treasurer's House, York, which was the residence of the treasurer to the Minster from 1419.

CARDINAL BROWNE is to visit Ireland at the end of July for celebrations marking his elevation to the Sacred College. He will he the guest of the President of Ireland. Mr, de Valera, for part of his visit, but will be staying most of the time with his brother, Fr. Maurice Browne, in Bailymore Eustace, Co. Kildare.

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