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GREY STONE AND GREEN IVY OF MUCH WENLOCK'S CRUMBLING WALLS

GREY STONE AND GREEN IVY OF MUCH WENLOCK'S CRUMBLING WALLS

On the route from Shrewsbury to Bridgenorth via Morville lies the ruin, beautiful in decay, of the priory of Much Wenlock. The religious house here was originally founded by S. Milburga in the seventh century as a nunnery, but in 1080 Roger de Montgomery established a new foundation arid Much Wenlock became a Cluniac Priory. The remains of the church, with its simple pointed windows and dignified height, is in the Early English style and a fine example. The remains of a clerestory are still discernible.

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