Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Carmarthen

pre 1127: Foundation

The site had a long history of religious occupation.

It was initially the ancient 'clas' church of Llandeulyddog, which may have had its origins in the sixth century.From 1110 the site was occupied briefly by Benedictine monks from Battle Abbey, Sussex, whom Bishop Bernard replaced with a community of Augustinian Canons. The founding canons may have come from Llanthony Prima.
The priory was initially dedicated to St John the Evangelist and St Theulac (Teulyddog), but the Evangelist later eclipsed the early medieval saint.

People associated with this event

Bernard , bishop of St David's (founder)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Binns, Alison, Dedications of Religious Houses in England and Wales 1066-1216, Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, 1 (Boydell and Brewer: Woodbridge, 1989) p. 127

Other events in the history of this site

pre 1127Foundation - The site had a long history of religious occupation. [1 sources]
1208Attempted takeover - William de Londres and the canons of Llanthony Secunda (Glos) seemingly sought to take over Carmarthen Priory although they were later removed. [2 sources]
c.1250Source compiled - The Black Book of Carmarthen was likely written or copied at the priory. [1 sources][1 archives]
c.1291Wealth - The Taxatio Ecclesiastica assessed the priory's net income at £13 6s 2d. [1 sources]
1377Clerical poll tax - The prior and five canons [JOHN VEEL, WILLIAM FRANC', GUY WILD, WALTER TAYM (CAYM), JOHN ROBBERT] were each to pay a tax of 12d. [1 sources][1 archives]
1379Clerical poll tax - Monies required from the community. [1 sources][1 archives]
1403Destruction - The house was looted and despoiled during the Owain Glyn Dŵr rebellion. [1 sources]
1421 (April)Royal custody - Henry V placed the priory in the hands of adminstrators. [1 sources]
1424Protection - Protection was granted to the priory which had suffered from the mismanagement of its prior. [1 sources]
1534 (July)Act of Supremacy - Prior Griffin William(s) acknowledged the Act of Supremacy. [3 sources]
c.1535Wealth - The Valor Ecclesiasticus estimated the priory's net income as £91 6s 3d. [2 sources]
1536Numbers - At this time there were twelve canons. [1 sources]
1537Dissolution - The priory was suppressed on the 17 February 1537, under the 1536 Act of Suppression. [2 sources]