The "modern" building is less than 450 years old though The Priory's history is much longer. For five hundred years there were monks in residence and before that a convent of nuns. All that remains of wide monastic lands are four acres of gardens. We are proud of our gardens. Wareham is not a noisy town and we are in a quiet corner with superb views of the river, the valley and the hills beyond.
The setting is not timeless; not quite. The pulse of the tide beats in the river to mark the passing of the moon and the gardens change with the season. Perhaps it's because The Priory has been here so long that time presses so lightly. Thirteen hundred years give or take a century. Why not come and add your own small chapter to our story?