Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester was founded in 1136 but largely destroyed in the dissolution of the monasteries. Further damage was caused in the civil war. Nowadays there is one main building standing, an old part and a Victorian extension, together with remains of a tithe barn and stables. All are in a poor ruinous state. The Llanthony Priory Trust are enthusiastic and have received Heritage Lottery Funding to start restoring the buildings.
GVCV were the first body to volunteer to help the Trust also improve the surrounding grounds. These are not extensive, just two or three acres, and are largely grassed or wasteland. Our tasks have been to clear vegetation in and around the ruins, to cut back scrub and brambles and to open up views of the pond.