Autumn somehow seems a fitting season for visiting thousand-year old ruins. These particular ones are practically on my doorstep, but I usually only glimpse them over the perimeter wall. They have anyway been out-of-bounds this last year. As a non-believer, I am never quite sure what to make of such places, though it is a wonderfully tranquil spot and I do like the play of light on the stonework and through the archways. I also like the ruinous shapes, and the sense of antiquity, and the glimpses of the priory parkland. And I especially love the Corsican pines that must have been planted by the Milnes-Gaskells who once lived in the Prior’s House (also known as The Abbey) and had these ruins as their personal garden features. (You can see the gable end of the house just right of centre in the first photo.) And finally there is some personal history, for I have been coming here, on and off, for well over half a century. Gracious, how time flies.
Life in Colour This month Jude at Travel Words is asking us to consider shades of brown in our photos. This set is from a couple of years ago, but I came across them again recently and thought they fitted the bill.
17 thoughts on “Wenlock Priory On An Autumn Afternoon”
If walls could talk…what a story.
And there are an awful lot of stories, Beverly. The Priors were not always unblemished characters.
These are indeed wonderful photos of the Priory and the autumn trees. Great light. We only once went to visit the Priory despite driving through MW every week for several years! And when we did we manged to do it on a day when it was closed – typical. So thank you for a truly lovely glance at these ruins.
Happy to give you a few views, Jude. It was a very fantastic November day when I took these. I went specially.
Thank you, Ana.
Photographed with love, Tish 🙂 🙂 50 years? No, you’re much too young!
Oh you are too kind, Jo 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks for a lovely visit, Tish. Half a century sounds like a lot more than fifty years, don’t you think? 🙂 I’ve been going to Wyoming for a bit less than that but I hope to be going there for many more.
We must keep going, Janet, half centuries impending or past 🙂
You’re right, the autumn light is perfect for these ruins
Thank you, Sherry.
What a magnificent place and beautiful priory.
It is a special place. We are lucky Wenlockians.