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Ewenny Priory


Ewenny Priory is an historic house, built within the precinct of a medieval Benedictine priory, and incorporating parts of its claustral buildings.

Founded in 1141 by Maurice de Londres as an offshoot of Gloucester’s Benedictine abbey, Ewenny Priory’s austere church, presbytery and transepts are the finest surviving examples of Norman Romanesque architecture in this part of Wales.

The garden occupies the monastic precinct, utilising some of its massive walling as walls for the kitchen garden. The walled 16th-century deer park belonging to the Tudor house survives to the south.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Daily 10am–4pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

When visiting Ewenny Priory Church please respect the privacy of the residents of Ewenny Priory house.

For more detailed visitor information please visit the Ewenny Priory website.


Ewenny Priory was a cell of the Benedictine abbey of St Peter, Gloucester, founded within the lordship of Ogmore in the early 12th century.

Ewenny Priory house is a privately-owned property and not in the care of Cadw. It is now a unique and historic fortified Norman Priory in South Wales is available for hire as a Wedding Celebration and Event Venue.

Features & Designations


  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: PGW(Gm)14(GLA)
  • Grade: II
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument

  • Reference: Ewenny Priory (Gm 190)
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Ewenny Priory
  • Grade: I
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Ewenny Priory House
  • Grade: II


  • Mansion House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is a five bay stone mansion on the site of a Tudor house.
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  • Stable Block
  • Gatehouse
  • Description: Castellated Gothic gatehouse.
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  • Ha-ha
  • Stream
  • Description: Canalised stream.
  • Park Wall
  • Description: Late-16th-century deer park enclosure.
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  • Planting
  • Description: Walled garden.
  • Dovecote
  • Gatehouse
  • Description: The south gatehouse has a castellated octagonal tower, dating to around 1300.
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  • Tower
  • Description: Rectangular tower.
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  • Greenhouse
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  • Pond
  • Pool
  • Description: Modern swimming pool.
  • Fountain
  • Kitchen Garden
Key Information





Principal Building

Domestic / Residential


Part: standing remains



Open to the public


Civil Parish