Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Bardsey

c. 1535: Wealth

On the eve of the Dissolution Bardsey’s annual income was recorded for the Valor Ecclesiasticus as over £46.

£25 4s 8d of this amount came from spiritualities and £20 16s 9d from temporalities.

This amount was relatively low and was perhaps a consequence of Bardsey's attacks by marauders.
At this time Bardsey held just one appropriated church - Aberdaron. There is no mention of the five granges that Bardsey owned [Cadlan, Cwmdyli, Llangwnadi, Mynachody, Tudweiliog] although, as Robinson argues [The Geography of Augustinian Settlement, p. 320], the abbey likely retained these until the Dissolution.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Valor ecclesiasticus temp. Henr. VIII. Auctoritate regia institutus, Record Commission. Great Britain, 6, vols, ed. John Caley and J. Hunter (London, 1810-1834, reprint 1976) vol. 4, pp. 418-419

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) pp. 138, 146

Robinson, David M., The Geography of Augustinian Settlement in Medieval England and Wales, BAR British Series, 80, 2 vols (Oxford, 1980) pp. 210, 479, appendix 14.

Stöber, Karen, Late Medieval Monasteries and their Patrons: England and Wales, c.1300-1540, Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, 29 (Woodbridge, 2007) appendix 1

Web links (open in new window)

Detail of Valor Ecclesiasticus (View website)

Archival sources

The National Archives, 'The Valor Ecclesiasticus', (Document), (View website)

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]