By Janet Burton, Karen Stöber
This quantity is a accomplished, richly illustrated advisor to the spiritual homes of Wales from the 12th during the 16th centuries. It bargains an intensive creation to the heritage of monastic orders in Wales, together with the Benedictines, Cluniacs, Cistercians, etc additionally, it offers targeted money owed of virtually sixty communes of spiritual women and men. Descriptions of the extant is still of the structures, in addition to maps, flooring plans, and tourist info make this not only a piece of scholarship, yet an vital consultant for pilgrims to boot.
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We have standardised this to ‘St Mary’. References are given only for direct quotations. Each entry is followed by a short list of books and articles for further reading. These are given in the author– date form, and the interested reader who seeks further information may refer to the bibliography. In this list we also acknowledge the sources of information for our entry. uk) of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales. ABERCONWY (LATER MAENAN) CISTERCIAN ABBEY Dedication: St Mary Diocese: Bangor (Maenan: St Asaph) Grid reference: SH7816377526 (Maenan: SH7897365683) Old county: Caernarfonshire Local authority: Conwy Ownership and access: public access to the church, which is in the ownership of the Representative Body of the Church in Wales (Maenan: no remains; site now occupied by a hotel) HISTORY T HE BRUT Y TYWYSOGION notes that in 1186 a colony of monks was sent from Strata Florida to found a monastery at Rhedynog Felen near Caernarfon, in the lordship of Arfon.
1990, 2001. ABERGAVENNY BENEDICTINE PRIORY Dedication: St Mary Diocese: Llandaff Grid reference: SO30091411 Old county: Monmouthshire Local authority: Monmouthshire Ownership and access: public access to the church, which is in the ownership of the Representative Body of the Church in Wales HISTORY T HE PRIORY OF St Mary, Abergavenny, was one of a number of Benedictine houses in South Wales to be founded in the wake of the coming of the Normans. Its origins lay in a grant made by Hamelin de Ballon (Barham) to the French abbey of St Vincent du Mans.
Outside the cloister there would have been other buildings necessary for the smooth running of the monastery, though the number, size, and placing of these would have varied according to the size and wealth of the community, and its physical location. Such would have been an infirmary for the sick and elderly monks and perhaps an abbot’s house – a good survival of both is at Tintern – and a guesthouse. There would also have been a host of workshops, stables, perhaps a mill and a woolhouse. Investigation of the monastic precinct at Strata Florida is suggesting a complexity of arrangement within a precinct that was much larger than has hitherto been thought.
Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales by Janet Burton, Karen Stöber