Wenlock Priory nestles at the end of an eighteen-mile-long limestone escarpment, the Wenlock Edge, found near the Welsh-English border in Shropshire, a county of rolling and ageless countryside. The Priory became an unfortunate victim of the architectural slaughter committed during the dissolution of the monasteries, and now stands as a ruined relic of the monastic order of Cluniac Benedictines, dating back to ad. 1017. The preserved medieval Priory house was to later become the cultural centre of the town, where […]
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Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air. Macbeth The windmill at Much Wenlock, thought to date from the mid seventeenth century. It makes for an interesting landmark, perched atop a hill overlooking the small market town – from where the modern Olympic Games were born.