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priest-hole

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(Historical Terms) a secret chamber in certain houses in England, built as a hiding place for Roman Catholic priests when they were proscribed in the 16th and 17th centuries
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Other presenters this series include Miriam O'Reilly and Peter Purves - who gets locked in a priest hole at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk.
We sampled three different rooms over three nights, our favourite being Hobcarton, with its huge ornate fireplace which housed a priest hole where clergy hid during the Reformation.
The Rows Revealed will unearth archaeological gems within the double-decker shopping galleries, such as a priest hole in Sofa Warehouse and a Roman hypocaust beneath Spudulike.
A priest hid in the priest hole during the tense opening sequence of Gunpowder.
The Old Windmill is well known in the Midlands for its original features, which even includes a priest hole above the fireplace.
Accessed by two staircases, one of the bedrooms has a priest hole cupboard.
There is also a priest hole on this level - a further clue to the house's long history.
THE STORY: As children of a widower in late-Victorian London, James Norbury and his older sister, Charlotte, have the run of their crumbling estate; they teach themselves to read and write, and they play in the narrow priest hole, or hidden cabinet, behind the library bookcase.
Find answer far right Stepping inside, the huge dining hall dominates the ground floor, with inglenook fireplace housing multi-fuel stove and door leading to kitchen with breakfast area, range of fitted units, aga and staircase leading to cloakroom, which is believed to be a former priest hole.
As once Bond emerged from the priest hole a man, so symbolically does he return and become an entirely new man.
At a critical moment, Bond escapes his foes through a priest hole in his family's ancestral seat on the Scottish moors.
It used to have a priest hole underneath the property and still offers a host of original character features with exposed beamed ceilings, feature fireplaces and millstone flooring to many of the ground floor rooms.