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Llanllugan (Abbey)

also known as: Llanllugan

Order: Cistercian

Llanllugan Abbey was founded by Maredudd ap Rhobert, lord of Cydewain. It was the only religious house for women in North Wales.
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Dedicated to: Virgin Mary Medieval Diocese: St Asaph
Affiliated to: Strata Marcella (mother-house)
Lordship at foundation: Gwenwynwyn
Access: Public access to the parish church
Owned by: Representative Body of the Church in Wales

Main events in the history of this site

c.1190Foundation - The exact date of the foundation of the house by Maredudd ap Rhobert (d. 1244), lord of Cydewain, is not certain but it was likely established between 1170 and 1190.  [2 sources]
1239Spiritualities - Bishop Hugh of St Asaph granted the community the tithes of Llanfair. [1 source]
1263Grant - Bishop Anian of St Asaph granted the community half the profits from the church of Llanllwchaiarn. [1 source]
c.1291Wealth - According to the Taxatio the house had 2 1/2 carucates of land and rents, which amounted to £1 1s 0d. [3 sources]
1377Numbers - At this time the community comprised four nuns and an abbess. [1 source]
1381Clerical poll tax - Monies required from community. [1 source][1 archive]
c.1450Patronage - Richard of York was a generous patron of the house. [1 source]
1530Transfer - Episcopal licence was granted to an Augustinian nun of Limebrook to transfer to Llanllugan.
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c.1535Wealth - The net income of the house according to the Valor Ecclesiasticus was c. £22. [3 sources][1 archive]
c.1536Dissolution - The house was dissolved under the 1536 Act of Suppression. [4 sources]
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Abbesses of Llanllugan

Maredudd ap Rhobert , lord of Cydewain (founder)

Richard of York , third duke of York (patron)

Bibliographical sources

22 Printed sources

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3 On-line sources

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Archival sources

The National Archives, 'Exchequer, King's Remembrancer, Clerical Subsidies - Llanllugan, 1381', (Document), (View website)

The National Archives, 'Special Collections: Ministers' and Receivers' Accounts: Monastic Possessions Possessions of the d', (Document), (View website)

The National Archives, 'Special Collections: Ministers' and Receivers' Accounts: Monastic Possessions Possessions of the d', (Document), (View website)

The National Archives, 'Special Collections: Ministers' and Receivers' Accounts: Montgomery: Monastic Possessions', (Document), (View website)

Related articles on Monastic Wales

Remnants of Llanllugan,
Who were the Cistercians?, Professor Janet Burton

Images of this site

Convent church, Llanllugan

Exterior of the Church of St Mary, Llanllugan

Exterior of the Church of St Mary, Llanllugan


Late fifteenth-century stained glass window, Llanllugan

Poll tax return for Llanllugan, 1381

Exterior of the Church of St Mary, Llanllugan

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