Posted: 20th December 2010
Llanthony Secunda Priory, Llanthony Road, Gloucester, GL2 5JQ
Llanthony Secunda Priory was one of the wealthiest priories in the west of England, with extensive lands. At the Dissolution, the priory church was dismantled and the site became a farm with surviving buildings used as dwellings and agricultural buildings. Subsequent uses and development of the docks, canal and railway destroyed much of the site.
The Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust was established in 2007 'to manage and preserve for the benefit of the public, Llanthony Secunda Priory in the city of Gloucester and to promote the use of Llanthony Secunda Priory for educational, cultural and recreational purposes including skills training'.
This project is the first phase of works designed to achieve those aims. As a result of the funding, essential structural repairs to the timber frame and masonry substructure of the lodgings has been carried out. This has stabilised the structure and prevented structural and superficial deterioration. The Trustees of The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust are committed to supporting this work and were the first funding body to kick-start the project which has since found support from the Country House Foundation and English Heritage.