Monastic Wales.








Event detail for site: St Kynemark

pre 1270: Foundation

The exact origins of the house are unclear; it was probably founded in the thirteenth century but was perhaps established at an earlier date.

Knowles and Hadcock (Medieval Religious Houses, p. 462)suggest that the house was likely founded soon after the Norman Conquest and that the site (at Crossway Green) may have previously accommodated a Celtic community which was then reconstituted as an Augustinian house.
The house had cwetrainly been founded by 1270 when there is a reference to a prior of St Kynemark; the house also appears in the Taxatio Ecclesiastica of 1291.


The Augustinian house was later superseded by a Norman priory in the town centre.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Gwent In Prehistory and Early History: The Gwent County History, ed. Miranda Aldhouse-Green and Ray Howell (University of Wales: Cardiff, 2004)

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) p. 462


Other events in the history of this site

pre 1270Foundation - The exact origins of the house are unclear; it was probably founded in the thirteenth century but was perhaps established at an earlier date.  [2 sources]
c.1291Wealth - The Taxatio Ecclesiastica assessed the priory's net income as c. £11. [1 sources]
1535Dissolution - The house was dissolved c. 1535. [1 sources]
c.1535Wealth - The Valor Ecclesiastica assessed the monastery's income at £8 4s 8d. [1 sources]

 
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