Haverfordwest Priory

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

Haverfordwest Priory was a house of Augustinian Canons Regular on the banks of the Western Cleddau. The priory was first mentioned around 1200.

At the time of Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries (1536–1541), it was acquired by Roger and Thomas Barlow, brothers of William Barlow, bishop of St David's.

From 1983 to 1996, the site (now under control of Cadw) was excavated and the outlines of the buildings are visible. Much architectural material of a high standard was discovered and can be seen in Haverfordwest museum. Also unearthed was a unique medieval garden with raised beds.


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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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David Fletcher (4 years ago)
Lots of dogs off leads and dog mess although it says NO dogs allowed! Is there nowhere safe for kids to run and play anymore?
richard ruby harris (5 years ago)
Beautiful and peaceful retreat amid a bustling little town. More than worth the short walk to find it
Anders “Gestirix” Vaage (5 years ago)
If you are in Haverfordwest find your way over to the Priory ruins. Only a few minutes walk along the river from Riverside shopping. Free entry :) The ruins are not very big, so it does not take to long to see everything, good to combine with a visit to the Castle.
Ian Parry (5 years ago)
Lovely and picturesque Priory a short walk from the town. Would benefit from some additional information boards. Spoilt by people leaving litter/drinks bottles in the middle of the Priory and not using the litter bin at the entrance.
Diana Winterbotham (5 years ago)
I did NOT hate it! It was very pleasant and interesting.
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