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Walsingham is a village (actually two conjoined villages: Little Walsingham and Great Walsingham) in the English county of Norfolk. The village is famed for its religious shrines in honour of the Virgin Mary and as a major pilgrimage centre. It also contains the ruins of two medieval monastic houses.

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Slipper Chapel
... Built in 1340, it was the last chapel on the pilgrims' route to Walsingham ... When the Slipper Chapel was built, Walsingham was second only to Canterbury in the ranks of importance in English pilgrimage ... the rest of England into this holy land of Walsingham, and probably has nothing to do with pilgrims actually walking in slippers or even barefoot ...
John Walsingham
... John Walsingham (born 1961) is a British painter, an influential representative of drip painting and founder of Personal Expressionism ... Little is known of Walsingham’s biography as a painter other than that he obtained and developed his artistic influence in the USA, particularly in New York ... Walsingham now lives in a mansion in the South of England ...
Society Of Saint Margaret - Autonomous Houses - SSM (Walsingham, England)
... The Priory of Our Lady, Walsingham, was founded in 1955 as a daughter priory, and gained independence as an autonomous house of the Order in 1994 ... guests and work in the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, assisting in the shrine shop, welcoming pilgrims, and working in the sacristy ...
John Walsingham - Sources/Links
... John Walsingham News about Walsingham Article about him Artcafe discussion Persondata Name Walsingham, John Alternative names Short description British painter Date ...
Other Places in The World Named Walsingham
... Walsingham, Ontario Canada Walsingham, Canterbury, New Zealand. ...

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    —Unknown. A Lament for the Priory of Walsingham (l. 39–44)

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    —Unknown. A Lament for the Priory of Walsingham (l. 5–8)