Caldey Priory 653

Caldey Island, Wales

Brief Description

Caldey Priory has part of the structure of a medieval priory, including a pond. The medieval layout is overlain by a 19th-century compartmented garden. This layout is associated with a mansion on the priory site built in 1800 by Thomas Kynaston.

History

A classical mansion was built on the site of the priory in 1800. The gardens were laid out at the same time.

Features
  • Monastery (featured building)
  • Description: The monastery was built by 1913, replacing both an earlier religious establishment and a private house on the site.
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  • Planting
  • Description: Small walled garden of medieval date.
  • Pond
  • Description: There is a series of ponds associated with the medieval priory.
  • Ha-ha
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  • Sundial
  • Description: Fallen sundial.
  • Folly
  • Description: Small circular folly.
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  • Pool
  • Description: Fountain pool.
Contact

Telephone

01443 336000

Official Website

Owners

  • Reformed Cistercians

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