Wenlock Priory

Local nameWenlock Priory
LocationMuch Wenlock, UK

Wenlock Priory, or St Milburga's Priory, is a ruined 12th century monastery, located in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, at grid reference SJ625001. The foundation was a part of the Cluniac order, which was refounded in 1079 and 1082, on the site of an earlier 7th century monastery, by Roger de Montgomery. It is thought to be the final resting place of Saint Milburga, whose bones were reputedly discovered during restoration work in 1101.Parts of the building became a house later known as "Wenlock Abbey", which is privately owned, but most of Wenlock Priory is open to the public under the care of English Heritage and is used mostly for recreational purposes. The grounds have a collection of topiary.The ruins of the estate known as "The Priory of Wenlock" currently belong to the 4th Countess of Melo. It is mentioned in the book "The Parish Registers of England" by J. Charles Cox in 1910.

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Opening hours

Till Sep 30, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 2, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016: Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2016: daily: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb 20 - Mar 24, 2016: Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission

Adults: £4.30/£4.80 (no Gift-Aid/Gift-Aid)
Concession: £3.90/£4.30
Children (5-15): £2.60/£2.90

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenlock_Priory

English Heritage website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wenlock-priory/

Phone +44 1952 727 466

Address 5 Sheinton Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6HS, UK

Coordinates 52°35'50.572" N -2°33'18.728" E

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