Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Priory guided walks and talks

21:00 10 May 2013

iwitness24 picture by Andrew Falconbridge. HDR of Woodspring Priory

iwitness24 picture by Andrew Falconbridge. HDR of Woodspring Priory

(c) copyright citizenside.com

THE Landmark Trust will be inviting the public to discover more about the hidden archaeology of Woodspring Priory in Kewstoke this month.

The building was founded in 1210 by William de Courtenay, grandson of Reginald FitzUrse - one of the murderers of Thomas Becket.

William de Courtenay gave his manors of Woodspring, Worle and Locking to the priory to provide it with an income.

Although this was not an unusual act in medieval times, it is something historians believe to have arisen out of guilt for his grandfather’s actions.

St Thomas was accordingly chosen as a patron saint of the priory and his martyrdom is depicted on its seal.

From May 18-19 visitors will discover recent work by local archaeology groups, enjoy displays, guided walks around the site and demonstrations of fieldwork surveys.

The open days provide a unique chance for the public to see inside and learn more abut the history and restoration of this important historic local landmark.

For more information contact the trust on 01628 825925.

Picture submitted through iwitness by Andrew Falconbridge.

0 comments

Other News Stories

12:49

A nationwide cancer awareness campaign is being supported by North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in an effort to diagnose people quicker if they have the condition.

Read more
14:00
Peter Warren collects his award.

A support worker from Weston-super-Mare has received an award for his contribution to social care.

Read more
09:00
Medical doctor.

Tens of thousands of people in North Somerset were diagnosed with potentially-deadly heart and lung diseases during the past year, while hundreds of people in the area also died from lung cancer.

Read more
13:00
Weston Pride

Weston Town Council has shown its support for the town’s third Pride festival, which is set to take place next weekend.

Read more
14:00
Tansin Benn.

A former university professor from Weston-super-Mare has been invited to give a talk at a prestigious convention after the 
Olympics.

Read more
11:00
Winscombe Primary School children with their hats.

Pupils from Winscombe Primary School in North Somerset have been wearing their jazziest hats this week, raising awareness of brain tumours.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:37
There was a fire in Brean tonight (Saturday).

Fire crews rushed to a caravan fire this evening (Saturday) after a barbecue was left unattended in Brean.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00
Defibrillator

Cheddar Vale Lions club has raised more than £2,000 to install an open access defibrillator at the bottom of the Gorge.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00
Alex, aged six, playing target Nerf in Cleeve. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Church-goers and villagers turned out to show support for their community’s church when it hosted its annual summer fair at the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
The charity is offering grants.

A charity is offering small financial grants to people aged under 25 in Yatton, Claverham and Cleeve.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 17°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications