Tywardreath Priory – The House on the Strand

There was standing room only in Fowey Parish Rooms at our January event when Roger Smith, secretary of Cornwall Archaeological Society and of the community group In Search of Tywardreath gave a talk on the history of Tywardreath Priory. There is much we do not know about this establishment, including its exact location and its original founders, but Roger managed to paint a fascinating picture of the monastery’s history, exploring why it was built in Tywardreath, what it looked like, how it operated, why and how it ended and the influence it had over Fowey. We were also treated to an insight into the latest discoveries being made by the In Search of Tywardreath project. A real treat.