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  • After finding the boxes, I shut up the priest hole and put Figgs off.

    A Lady of His Own

  • She turned back to her self-appointed task of counting the dozens of pillboxes ranged on shelves in the ancient priest hole concealed behind a wall panel in the master bedchamber of Wallingham Hall.

    A Lady of His Own

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  • A priest hole is the term given to hiding places for priests built into many of the principal Roman Catholic houses of England during the period when Roman Catholics were persecuted by law in England, from the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I. (more here.)

    June 18, 2007