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Muchelney Abbey


The abbey is associated with a folk tale that has many variations around the country, most notably at Borley, on the site of an old monastery.

Basically the tale runs that a man fell in love with the daughter of an important knight, who was against their union and forbade the marriage. The man was heartbroken and became a monk, eventually finding his way to Muchelney, where he became prior. He found that his love had become a nun there, they renewed their relationship and planned to elope together but were betrayed. The prior was sent away to a far off abbey, and the luckless nun was walled up in a secret passage somewhere within the abbey. It is not perhaps surprising that there has not been talk of a ghostly nun.

Directions:
On a minor road from the A378, to the North-west of Martock.


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