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Oct 1, 2016

Three cheers for Adam of Usk!

We should thank a medieval lawyer for the survival of the ancient Priory Church of St Mary in Usk. The priory's finances were as weak as some of the priory buildings' foundations when ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Adam of Usk obtained a Papal Indulgence which brought pilgrims - and their money - to the priory. Adam, who was also a priest and a chronicler of events, was buried near the priory's high altar in 1430. For more information about the priory church's long history, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the noticeboard by the churchyard entrance off Priory Street. Or click here