Monastic Wales.








Event detail for site: Strata Marcella

1282-1283: Destruction

The abbey sustained extensive damages during the Edwardian wars.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Robinson, David M., The Cistercians in Wales: Architecture and Archaeology 1130-1540, Society of Antiquaries of London, Research Committee Report (London, 2006) p. 274


Other events in the history of this site

1170Foundation - The community originally settled on lands on the West bank of the R Severn but relocated to the present site several years later.  [2 sources]
1170x1190Founds daughter-house - Strata Marcella founded Llanllugan nunnery; at least the nunnery was under the auspices of the Cistercian abbey.  [1 sources]
1197Burial - Owain Cyfeiliog, prince of S. Powys and founder of the abbey, died and was buried at the house. [2 sources]
c.1201Founds daughter-house - Strata Marcella founded Valle Crucis in Denbighshire as a daughter-house. [1 archives]
1282-1283Destruction - The abbey sustained extensive damages during the Edwardian wars. [1 sources]
1284Compensation - The community was granted £43 compensation for damages caused during the Edwardian wars.  [1 sources]
1328-1330Welsh community replaced - English monks from Buildwas replaced the native Welsh community. [3 sources]
1369Bequest - Lewis Charlton, bishop of Hereford, bequeathed 20 marks to the abbey to help finance the fabric of the church. [1 sources]
1420Confirmation - Edward Charlton confirmed the abbey's rights and holdings and added new privileges. [1 sources][1 archives]
1440Burial - Llywelyn ab y Moel was seemingly buried at Strata Florida. [1 sources]
1530Decline - By the 1530s Strata Marcella was in a ruinous state and had accumulated considerable debt.  [1 sources]
c.1535Wealth - At this time the abbey was recorded as having an income of £64. [2 sources]
1536Dissolution - Prior to it dissolution in spring 1536 Strata Marcella was in a ruinous state.  [2 sources]

 
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