Priory Church of St Mary, Cardigan, Ceredigion

formerly in: Cardiganshire


N.B.Position of marker is approximate and does not necessarily show the exact location of the site.

Site OS Grid Ref: SN180460
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Church (Anglican)
The church was a twelfth century Benedictine foundation, and the present nave dates from the fourteenth century. St Mary's Priory church found fame as a site of pilgrimage in the thirteenth century, as the shrine of Our Lady of the Taper. This tradition was broken at the Reformation, but the shrine was re-established in the town by the Roman Catholic Church.

For the monastic history of the site see Monastic Wales.

Artworks at this site:
  The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John
artist: Horace Wilkinson
1924, with fifteenth century fragments
Priory Church of St Mary, Cardigan, Ceredigion
east wall of the chancel
  St George with St Gabriel and St Uriel St George with St Gabriel and St Uriel
artist: Horace Wilkinson
1925
Priory Church of St Mary, Cardigan, Ceredigion
south wall of sanctuary
  Christ with the Virgin and Child and St Michael Christ with the Virgin and Child and St Michael
firm/studio: J. Wippell & Co. Ltd
about 1945
Priory Church of St Mary, Cardigan, Ceredigion
north wall of the sanctuary
 Israel Blessing His Grandchildren Israel Blessing His Grandchildren
firm/studio: Clayton & Bell
1910
Priory Church of St Mary, Cardigan, Ceredigion
south wall of the nave



Other sites at Cardigan, Cardiganshire
Our Lady of the Taper

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