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  • Religious history of the Shropshire Hills

    The Dissolution of the Monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII was another time of turbulence, witnessed in the Shropshire Hills by the ruins at Buildwas and Wenlock. Buildwas is a former Cistercian abbey, on the banks of the Severn, and the ruins include its unusually unaltered 12th century church and beautiful vaulted chapter house with tiled-floored.

    Wenlock Priory, on the edge of Much Wenlock, is a ruined 12th century monastery, reputedly the final resting place of St Milburga. The grounds include a collection of topiary.

    Accommodation is available at the Pheasant at Neenton community pub.

    This product has been developed as part of the Shropshire Hills Tourism Cooperation Project, funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under the auspices of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The project is delivered by Gravity Consulting Ltd on behalf of Shropshire Hills and Ludlow Destination Management Partnership.

     


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