Sunday, 19 February 2012

Glorious calm at Wenlock Priory

Do you have places that are good for the soul? Places that just calm the spirit & fill you with awe?

In a nearby town of Much Wenlock, we have the stunning remains of Wenlock Priory, an Anglo-Saxon monastery for Cluniac monks was founded here in about 680.  The very impressive remains of this medieval priory reflects the Cluniac love of elaborate decoration & architecture.

Wenlock Priory, Shropshire

It also contains a stunning topiary-filled cloister garden with impressively large, perfectly clipped topiaries which I love. My own modest topiary balls at home pale into insignificance ....

Wenlock Priory, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

The wenlock-priory  is maintained by English Heritage and is well worth a visit - the best time to visit for me is first thing in the morning before it gets busy because it just seems to reflect its monastic heritage so well when it is quiet ... it seems to revert to a place of great beauty & presence as it would have been all those centuries ago ....

Wenlock Priory, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Have a great Sunday everyone ....
Dee ♥

2 comments:

  1. This is just so beautiful. I love old churches, ancient relics, ruins and anything else which partly stood standing through centuries. I'm in love with places like this. I wish one day I could visit more places like this.

    Glad to discover your blog. I'm following, hope you don't mind.

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    1. Thank you for your comment - the building is local & it is just so lovely, especially when it is quiet & atmospheric. Thank for for following - I look forward to your comments. Have a good day.

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