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Llanthony Priory
03-NOV-2006

Llanthony Priory

Llanthony Priory was one of the earliest houses of Augustinian canons
to be founded in Britain, and is one of only a handful in Wales.
It is chiefly famous today for its wild and beautiful setting,
far up the Vale of Ewyas in the Black Mountains.
William de Lacy, a knight in the service of Hugh de Lacy,
is said to have chosen the spot while out hunting,
when he sheltered in a chapel there dedicated to St David.
Very quickly a church was established, dedicated to John the Baptist,
and it was reorganized as a priory in about 1118.

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Marie-Hélène Raletz05-Nov-2006 06:30
The fantastic summer like colours create a striking mood in contrast to the ancient architecture.
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