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St Mary's Priory Church

Monmouth Road, Monmouth NP25 4AF, Wales
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Wedded bliss

My daughter was married in this church. The people responsible for the arrangements were excellent... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Jeffers1950
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
Very impressive

Looks more like a small cathedral than a church. Open entry and interesting to spend a few minutes... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
cltc43
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
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“rebuilt” (3 reviews)
“carved” (4 reviews)
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Monmouth Road, Monmouth NP25 4AF, Wales
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

My daughter was married in this church. The people responsible for the arrangements were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. The church is a tranquil place capable of accommodating a large congregation. The acoustics were excellent and the professional photographer was afforded access to...More

Thank Jeffers1950
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Looks more like a small cathedral than a church. Open entry and interesting to spend a few minutes looking round.

Thank cltc43
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Founded as a Benedictine priory in the 11th century, the church managed to survive the Reformation. Its most treasured possession is the 15th century carving of King David's father Jesse which was carved from one solid piece of oak. Also of interest is the tomb...More

Thank spaqueen_9
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The church started as a priory in about 1100ad and one tower remains in the church. Redesigned in the 1700's with a magnificent tower and West window by Kempe, who made several other important windows. Then the Victorians came along and remodelled the interior in...More

Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was getting towards dusk when we visited this church. Was still open and felt very warm and welcoming with lots of information and the opportunity to light candles and read about the churches history.

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We looked into the Church on the way to the Museum. The old tower is a very interesting shape, quite a large church inside - pretty typical of its rebuilt time.

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The church was closed when I visited but the church yard had an interesting grave stone which was similar to an early word search. Dated 1832 the name of the occupant is carved continuously around the stone.

Thank Billythefish1
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is worth visiting from a general point of view to see the engraved flagstones and elevated tombs dating back to the mid-1300's. There is a massive wooden carving of Jesse carved from a single tree. It's clear that the tapestried kneeling cushions have been...More

Thank Houlihan2
Reviewed 2 June 2016

At least it was open for us to get into as so many now a days are kept locked. Typical church for its age

Thank tech201154
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Pretty church interior, with interesting stained glass, carved panels and tiled sections. Very warm and welcoming even on a cold winters day. Particularly pleasing to see the Children's crèche/ Sunday school area as part and parcel of the main body of the church,Malone with its...More

Thank Susan L
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