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permanent bridge, was the only approach to the Priory.
In the Prior's chamber here once stood a stone fireplace with a curious projecting funnel, and a pair of andirons of Sussex iron terminating in human heads; of the time of Henry VII. The Priory is now used as a farmhouse, and near the back door, some Early English arches seem to indicate the position of the Priory Chapel. The large parlour is Elizabethan. An arched passage, running parallel with the crypt—called Isaac's Hole—may have been the monastic Laterna or place of punishment.
The old Priory mill, with its background of venerable trees, is an exquisite " bit " for the sketcher.