The work in this building began in 1085, and surviving masonry indicates the original building was much smaller than the present priory.
The Norman church was extended in the years between 1450 and 1500. The tower is very similar to that of the nearby Gloucester Cathedral - it was built by the same masons.
The Lady Chapel, Cloisters and South Transept were pulled down in the reign of Henry VIII, during the 1530's. The scar left on the south side still shows today (see the picture above).
The building still contains medieval stained glass.
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