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Bosse in Choir Roof, Southwell Minster, c 1980s

The first known date in the history of Southwell Minster is 956 when King Eadwig gave Southwell and much other land to Oskytel, Archbishop of York. There was a church on the site at that time which contained the tomb of St Eadburgh, a lady saint of the Saxon church. By 1066 a group of priests (not monks) known as a 'college' was established here, and it became a collegiate church or minster. The p…