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Priory Shadow

By achieverswales
Thank you all for comments and votes yesterday my friends, thought this would be OK for shadow Saturday. Below some info on Llanthony Priory.

The priory dates back to around the year 1100, when Norman nobleman Walter de Lacy reputedly came upon a ruined chapel of St. David in this location, and was inspired to devote himself to solitary prayer and study. He was joined by Ersinius, a former Chaplain to Queen Matilda, the wife of King Henry I, and then a band of followers. A church was built on the site, dedicated to St John the Baptist, and consecrated in 1108. By 1118, a group of around 40 monks from England founded there a priory of Canons Regular, the first in Wales.

In 1135, after persistent attacks from the local Welsh population, the monks retreated to Gloucester where they founded a daughter cell, Llanthony Secunda. However, around 1186 another member of the de Lacy family, Hugh, the fifth baron, endowed the estate with funds from his Irish estates to rebuild the priory church, and this work was completed by 1217. Also as there are letters from Pope Clement III (CSM,i,p. 157-159), between 1185 and 1188, confirming further grants and gifts to the priory from Adam de Feypo and Geoffrey de Cusack in Ireland.

The Priory became one of the great medieval buildings in Wales, in a mixture of Norman and Gothic architectural styles. Renewed building took place around 1325, with a new gatehouse. On Palm Sunday, April 4, 1327, the deposed Edward II stayed at the Priory on his way from Kenilworth Castle to Berkeley Castle, where he is alleged to have been murdered.

Tags: Architecture Llanthony Priory

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Dinky65 5 1 United States
26 Jan 2013 1:53AM
Very nice, love the history lesson.Wink

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
26 Jan 2013 3:42AM
Great info with this lovely image Trev - and the shadow is strong !!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Jan 2013 5:58AM
Great shadows for Saturday, Trev, and a fine capture of the priory. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 6:28AM
That's quite some shadow you have captured there.
26 Jan 2013 6:42AM
Lovely light, capture and excellent shadows Trev
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
26 Jan 2013 8:06AM
Strong shape and shadow, Trev, with a vibrant green and blue. Most suitable and effective.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 8:27AM
Good use of shadow and light, some great architecture in this picture Trev
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 8:42AM
Love the shadows Trev.

26 Jan 2013 9:21AM
A lovely photo Trev Smile

Light looks good this morning so I'm off out the hide, don't forget to come up whenever you want mate Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
26 Jan 2013 10:19AM
Great info ,great image and shadow.
I go to welsh dancing every week and one of the dances we do and it's my favourite is "Abaty Llanthony,now I will enjoy it even better after seing this.
26 Jan 2013 10:47AM
good pools of light and shadow Trevor best i have seen today so far

Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 10:59AM
Quite a history and a lovely ruin.
Great shadows and backed by that lovely blue sky,
an excellent image.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
26 Jan 2013 11:38AM
Ahhh ia shadow of it's former self Wink... nice to see greens and blues again... well done Trev.

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 1:40PM
Super image Trev, and thanks for the great info.
Regards, Alf.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 Jan 2013 2:38PM
A lovely capture of this ancient Priory, Trev, and well timed to get the shadows in just the right position Wink Interesting bit of info too Smile
Trev Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 3:00PM
Beautifully captured Trev
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 3:18PM
This is a lovely image of this beautiful place Trev. I stayed here when I walked the Offas Dyke path! Good to see it again here - with great shadows.
Tibetan 5 3 England
26 Jan 2013 4:28PM
Wonderful light and shadows Trev, a very pleasing photo of the highest quality love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 7:09PM
What a very interesting narrative TrevSmile

Read it twice in factGrin

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 7:24PM
A very interesting foreword Trev, supported by a gorgeous image of the ancient ruins. The light adding to the appeal greatly.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 8:31PM
You have chosen a nice day for this. Like the use of the arch and strong shadow to split the green and blue.
26 Jan 2013 11:07PM
Beautiful light and shadow Trev a excellent shot and composition.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Jan 2013 12:43AM
A fine shot of this ruined priory and a fascinating narrative to accompany it. I've seen Llanthony Secunda many times as it is only a few miles from where I live in my county town of Gloucester
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 9:17AM
Great composition and good use of shadows. Interesting write up too. paul

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