SO2827 : Part of Llanthony Priory ruins

taken 7 years ago, near to Llanthony, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Part of Llanthony Priory ruins
Part of Llanthony Priory ruins
The Norman Priory was ruined by the Dissolution in 1535 and fell into further ruin for 200 years thereafter until bought up by a member of the South Wales gentry in the late 1700's. The poet Walter Savage Landor bought the ruin in 1807 with a view to becoming a fashionable model country squire and restoring parts of the ruin as a residence for entertaining other poets, artists, gentlemen and VIP's. But his artistic temperament led to him making enemies of his neighbours, the locals, his tenants, the Lord-Lieutenant of the county and even the Bishop of St. David's. Landor had to abandon his vision and flee the area.

JMW Turner painted the ruins at around this time. The site as we see it today has been restored by Cadw (and its predecessors) and it is probably the number one tourist attraction in the Black Mountains area. (My 'top tip' : visit it at dawn or dusk).
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 29 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2885 2787 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.6855N 3:2.1916W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2885 2785
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