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Old 06-11-2020, 03:09 PM
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Lightbulb The birth place of the forum

Thought you may like to see a video to the birth place of the forum, the start of Bobs land and home, it's where Timbo and I live too, do enjoy the trip



And here is Longtown Castle that you here about on the forum



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Old 07-11-2020, 05:26 PM
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Old 08-11-2020, 02:15 AM
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great videos holly nothing like taking a cow path and paving to make a road.

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Old 08-11-2020, 09:43 AM
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Well that's it, many of the roads were sheep tracks. 8pm here there is not a sound, and no lights, our village is Longtown, there is one pub the Crown and one shop, a school and the Castle.

There is Capel-y-ffin, but you could easy miss it as it just one or two houses.

The road takes you down to Llanthony Priory (Welsh: Priordy Llanddewi Nant Hodni) is a partly ruined former Augustinian priory in the secluded Vale of Ewyas, a steep-sided once-glaciated valley within the Black Mountains area of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Monmouthshire, south east Wales. It lies seven miles north of Abergavenny on an old road to Hay-on-Wye at Llanthony. The priory ruins lie to the west of the prominent Hatterrall Ridge, a limb of the Black mountains. The main ruins are under the care of Cadw and entrance is free.

You may well have see photos as Bob took Members of the forums there from one of the many Doll meets, as I remember there are many nice photo of the Dolls at Llanthony Priory, you may remember seeing them.

The priory dates back to around the year 1100, when Norman nobleman Walter de Lacy reputedly came upon a ruined chapel of St. David in this location, and was inspired to devote himself to solitary prayer and study. He was joined by Ersinius, a former Chaplain to Queen Matilda, the wife of King Henry I, and then a band of followers. A church was built on the site, dedicated to St John the Baptist, and consecrated in 1108. By 1118, a group of around 40 monks from England founded there a priory of Canons Regular, the first in Wales.

In 1135, after persistent attacks from the local Welsh population, the monks retreated to Gloucester where they founded a secondary cell, Llanthony Secunda. However, around 1186 another member of the de Lacy family, Hugh, the fifth baron, endowed the estate with funds from his Irish estates to rebuild the priory church, and this work was completed by 1217. There are also letters from Pope Clement III (CSM,i,p. 157–159), between 1185 and 1188, confirming further grants and gifts to the priory from Adam de Feypo and Geoffrey de Cusack in Ireland.

The Priory became one of the great medieval buildings in Wales, in a mixture of Norman and Gothic architectural styles. Renewed building took place around 1325, with a new gatehouse. On Palm Sunday, April 4, 1327, the deposed Edward II stayed at the Priory on his way from Kenilworth Castle to Berkeley Castle, where he is alleged to have been murdered.

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good info holly thanks

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Old 08-11-2020, 10:18 PM
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thanks for the history , it looks good Bonding country - nice quiet roads ,
let the babe's navigate ....

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