This wonderful impression from the middle ages shows how powerful and wealthy the Priory had grown. It owned extensive lands.
The church is of wonderous beauty. It has been lately completed. Within rests the body of the blessed martyr Oswin in his silver shrine, magnificently embellished with gold and jewels. He protects the murderers, thieves and seditious persons who fly to him, and commutes their punishment to exile. He heals those who no physician can cure. The martyr's protection and the church's beauty furnish us with a bond of unity. We are well off for food, thanks to the abundant supply of fish, of which we tire.