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Polesworth Abbey Gatehouse

St Edith, the founder of the Abbey here, has been seen walking with a sad expression across a nearby empty field where her home once stood, past the church and towards the gatehouse; after the Norman Invasion her ghost appeared to (successfully) intervene in Robert de Marmion's attempts to take over the Abbey lands, but by the time of the Dissolution, her power has waned considerably.


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