Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Bardsey

c. 1537: Dissolution

Bardsey was dissolved under the 1536 Act of Suppression.

No date for its suppression is given.
Following the Dissolution the house was leased to Ralph Dodde and Thomas Jones. All that remains of the former abbey is a thirteenth-century tower.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) p. 138

Chitty, M., The Monks on Ynys Enlli, pt 2: 1252-1537 (Aberdaron, 2000)

Jack, Sybil, 'Dissolution dates for the monasteries dissolved under the Act of 1536', Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 43 (1970) p. 180

Other events in the history of this site

pre 1240Foundation - Bardsey was reconstituted as an Augustinian community before the middle of the thirteenth century and soon gained influence, holding considerable areas of the Lleyn peninsula.
 [5 sources]
c.1291Wealth - According to the Taxatio Ecclesiastica Bardey's income was c. £16 3s 0d. [1 sources]
1509Levy of fine - The abbot of Bardsey was fined 40s for failing to attend the Augustinian General Chapter at Leicester. [2 sources]
c.1535Wealth - On the eve of the Dissolution Bardsey’s annual income was recorded for the Valor Ecclesiasticus as over £46. [5 sources][1 archives]
c.1537Dissolution - Bardsey was dissolved under the 1536 Act of Suppression.  [3 sources]