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.
Church of St Mary The Virgin. This outstanding medieval church was built as a result of a Norman lady having a vision of the Virgin Mary whilst in a field in which the church now stands. Its interior features a wooden gallery and ancient font.The graveyard contains two gravestones which were carved by the illustrator Eric Gill, who lived in the village for most of his life and used to enrapture audiences with his readings from Malory in the churchyard.It is a very peaceful spot and the church is always open.
Church of St Mary the Virgin graveyard. Gravestone dating back to 1736, many more with weather damage probably older, beautiful place and I will certainly revisit.