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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Chapel of St Mary Tory in Bradford-on-Avon

The Chapel of St Mary Tory (see below) in Bradford-on-Avon was built in the 15th century AD and was used as a pilgrim chapel on the way to Glastonbury. The word 'Tory' in the name comes from Tor (or hill). In fact, visitors must climb a hill to reach the chapel.


Chapel of St Mary Tory in Bradford-on-Avon
Tradition dictates that a hermit living in these caves (see below) under the Chapel of St Mary Tory used the chapel.

Chapel of St Mary Tory in Bradford-on-Avon
Below the Chapel of St Mary Tory in Bradford-on-Avon is a spring (see below) which used to supply the town with water. This locality is called 'Lady Well' and the adjacent area 'Wellclose'.


Chapel of St Mary Tory in Bradford-on-Avon
The interior of the Chapel of St Mary Tory (see below) in Bradford-on-Avon was renovated in 1974. The east window was designed and made by Mark Angus of Bath in 1999.


Chapel of St Mary Tory in Bradford-on-Avon
Visitors to the Chapel of St Mary Tory in Bradford-on-Avon can enjoy a breath-taking view of the town below (see below).

Chapel of St Mary Tory in Bradford-on-Avon
The Chapel of St Mary Tory is located on Tory path in Bradford-on-Avon. Visitors to the Chapel of St Mary Tory may also want to view nearby Holy Trinity Church, Abbey Mill, Town Bridge or the Saxon Church of St Laurence.

Chapel of St Mary Tory in Bradford-on-Avon Map

© 2011 John Westby

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