Ewenny Priory Church

Ewenny Priory Church

Ewenny Priory Church
4.5

4.5
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john s
Burton, UK88 contributions
Lovely Abby and grounds
Sep 2019
Very nice Abby in a lovely peaceful surroundings steeped in history well worth a visit if your in the area
Written September 25, 2019
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Paul T
Cardiff, UK316 contributions
Pleasant, quiet old building
Aug 2019
A very tranquil spot with some interesting history and useful information. I'd have liked to be able to see more of it and the surroundings but it's mainly surrounded by private property so access in quite limited.
Written August 28, 2019
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Geoff S
Rhyl, UK180 contributions
Delightful for those who appreciate historical architecture or Turner
Dec 2018 • Couples
Beautiful and simple stonework with good access for the disabled. I particularly was impressed with the way that the ramp inside the church was clearly of modern design but styled to blend with the stonework. For those who like the life and work of Joseph Mallord William Turner (The artist), this church forms part of the Turner Trail having been painted by the great artist.
Written December 31, 2018
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Lucy D
Ewenny, UK26 contributions
Steeped in history
Aug 2017 • Couples
Originally build in a shape of a cross and once home to Benedictine Monks. Ewenny Priory's been of historical interest for centuries. If you enjoy the outdoors you may like to access this historic wonder via Ewenny Moors. At the bridge near the Priory, you'll find a bilingual 'talking box'. Here you can listen to what it was like to be a monk at the Priory. Inside the Priory, you may notice the wall plaques. In particular, the ones that bare the name Turberville/Picton-Turberville. The family still live within the grounds and have been established here since Norman times. Then known as De Turberville. Their influence throughout history has helped to shape our Hometown of Bridgend.
Written July 16, 2018
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Julie C
Solihull, UK140 contributions
Small local parish church -
May 2018 • Family
A very odd small church that has private keep out signs all around. It appears those living beside/around don't want people visiting. There is no designated car park but there was nobody there when we went and it's down such a basic country track you can easily park at the side of the road. The inside of the church itself is welcoming, interesting and lovely but it's a brief visit, not worth going out of your way for.
Written May 24, 2018
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Anne P
60 contributions
An absolute gem
Mar 2018 • Friends
This lovely 12th century church is really worth seeing. There is on road parking outside the church and the old priory walls border it.
For those interested in history, this is so worth visiting
Written March 28, 2018
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Newroaders
Bridgend County, UK57 contributions
One of the best preserved Norman buildings in Wales
Oct 2017 • Friends
This fortified Priory is very close to the town of Bridgend but on a visit you have an impression of remoteness. Church is still in use if you wish to attend a service. Very serene interior with solid Norman columns. Good location for concerts.
Written February 5, 2018
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SwanseaBear
Cambridge, UK236 contributions
Ancient hidden gem
Aug 2017 • Couples
We went out of our way from the M4 to see this, and it was absolutely worth it. The parking was free just outside the priory gate. The interior is one of the most beautifully pure Romanesque spaces in Wales. The Norman arcades are breathtaking and the entire interior is beautifully preserved and well lit. The chancel is vaulted, which is very rare in so small a church, and the whole thing feels like a suddenly discovered treasure in the depths of rural France. Access to the chancel is from lateral doors behind the altar. Turner famously painted the interior, when sheep were wandering around, and greetings cards of this great painting are on sale, as well as a guide book. It is free to enter and free to park, so why would you want to miss this amazing relic? We loved it in its entirety. It is literally 10 minutes off the M4.
Written August 27, 2017
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penny m
Bridgend, UK30 contributions
fantastic bit of istory
Jun 2017 • Family
i believe this is a 12th century monastery, the little church is open to the public and well worth a viewing, then a lovely walk on the moors is a finishing touch
Written June 28, 2017
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cookebach
Hereford, UK19 contributions
A church full of interesting history
Jul 2016 • Friends
The church itself is not used to its full extent.The transept, when I first went there in1953 contained the stone coffin of William de Londres with its inscription around the edge of the sarcophagus. The wooden screen between the transept and sanctuary bears the marks of Cromwells horse reins.I believe the whole adjacent buildings were given to the Turbervilles by Elizabeth the first.
Written May 9, 2017
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