ST5393 : Saved from commerce

taken 4 years ago, near to Chepstow/Cas-Gwent, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Saved from commerce
Saved from commerce
The venerable St Mary's Priory Church, dating back to perhaps the eleventh century. The actual priory was located a little to the south east - where a supermarket car park now exists. Some of the fabric of the old priory was saved and added to the church - see ST5393 : Entrance from an older time.

The church contains a number of historical remains, including one Henry Marten. He was a close companion of Oliver Cromwell and a signatory to Charles I's death warrant. Following the Restoration, he was imprisoned in a number of places but eventually was kept in Chepstow Castle, where he died in 1680.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 September, 2013
Category
Religious buildings > Church entrance   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5356 9397 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.5561N 2:40.3511W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5354 9396
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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