Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Priory Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PRIORY JIG (J4x32) 4C set C Tout Cleveland Collection
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s set, cast to 4th place and cross LH
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
17-24 1s lead up to top and cast (4 bars) to 2nd place
25-32 1s+3s dance ½ R&L, 1s cross RH and cast to bottom

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

This dance, Priory Jig, is part of the Cleveland Collection (Guisborough).

Cleveland was an area in the north east of England. Its name means literally "cliff-land", referring to its hilly southern areas, which rise to nearly 1,500 ft (460 m).

Gisborough Priory is a ruined Augustinian priory in Guisborough in the current borough of Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, England.

It was founded in 1119 as the Priory of St Mary by the Norman feudal magnate Robert de Brus, also an ancestor of the Scottish king, Robert the Bruce. It became one of the richest monastic foundations in England with grants from the crown and bequests from de Brus, other nobles and gentry and local people of more modest means.

Much of the Romanesque Norman priory was destroyed in a fire in 1289. It was rebuilt in the Gothic style on a grander scale over the following century. Its remains are regarded as among the finest surviving examples of early Gothic architecture in England.

Guisborough Priory, Cleveland
Augustinian Priory Founded In 12th Century

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