Nigel Bloomer photography has had the pleasure of providing wedding photography at Llantarnam Abbey Cwmbran.
The Abbey now stands on the site of a medieval Cistercian monastery. Founded in 1179, a "daughter house" of Strata Florida, it was one of the few Cistercian monasteries in Wales. During the Reformation it was dissolved. In 1553 the property was bought by William Morgan, a Catholic, who adapted the building as a family home. He faithfully paid the fines for non-attendance at the Established Church. Eventually he paid a large sum to obtain exemption from further fines
In the early 17th Century Edward Morgan (William's descendant) added to the house. The Morgan family helped to establish the Jesuits, on their return to Wales, at the Cwm near Monmouth.
One Jesuit who frequently visited Llantarnam was David Lewis, one of the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales. He was captured just outside the Abbey grounds and martyred at Usk in 1679. His portrait hangs in the Chapel corridor.
To view wedding photography taken at Llantarnam Abbey by Nigel Bloomer Photography then please contact us today