Wenlock Priory by carolmw

Wenlock Priory

The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge was hailed as a saint. Her relics were miraculously re-discovered here in 1101, attracting both pilgrims and prosperity to the priory.

By then Wenlock had been re-founded by the Normans as a priory of Cluniac monks. It is the impressive remains of this medieval priory which survive today, everywhere reflecting the Cluniac love of elaborate decoration. Parts of the great 13th century church still stand high.

CHAPTER HOUSE (Lower Photo)
Discover the Norman chapter house, built around 1140 as the “business” centre of the monastery, where the monks and the prior met each morning to discuss affairs, and administer punishments for disobedience.
Many thanks for all your views,comments and favs,always much appreciated.
What glorious architecture. 1101! Oh my. Thank you for the lovely history lesson.
October 27th, 2018  
Lovely shots of these interesting ruins. Particularly like the second one.
October 27th, 2018  
What a beautiful, romantic ruin.
October 27th, 2018  
Such wonderful architecture. Captured beautifully.
October 27th, 2018  
Lovely collage and such beautiful architecture.
October 27th, 2018  
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Lovely images and interesting information. Thanks for sharing.
October 27th, 2018  
Lovely collage and a most interesting narrative. Fav!
October 27th, 2018  
Beautiful on black which really brings out the textures in the stonework.
October 27th, 2018  
Fabulous collage.
October 27th, 2018  
Very interesting diptych and commentary, lovely textures and depth.
October 27th, 2018  
So nice, love the arch. fav Nice information, too.
October 27th, 2018  
Wonderful shot
October 27th, 2018  
love the bottom image!
October 27th, 2018  
Super shots!
October 28th, 2018  
Beautifully captured! The color and compositions are stunning. Well done and big fav!
October 28th, 2018  
Very nice collage. Fav.
October 28th, 2018  
very nice
October 28th, 2018  
Great collage- looks a stunning place to visit!
October 28th, 2018  
beautiful, looks like great photo ops, and the grass is so green!
October 28th, 2018  
Beautiful place
October 28th, 2018  
Fav. Beauty of days gone by. Thank you for sharing its history, too.
October 28th, 2018  
Fantastic capture... Fav
October 28th, 2018  
Great shot
October 28th, 2018  
Fav!
October 29th, 2018  
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