Event detail for site: Kidwelly
The priory was burnt to the ground by Gruffydd ap Llywelyn.
As an Anglo-Norman foundation Kidwelly suffered from the hostility of the neighbouring Welsh and their resistance to Anglo-Norman rule. This was the case in 1223 when the priory was razed to the ground.
Cowley, F. G., The Monastic Order in South Wales 1066-1349 (Cardiff, 1977) p. 212
Other events in the history of this site
c.1110: Foundation - Kidwelly was founded as a cell of Sherborne Abbey, which was at that time a cathedral priory. [2 sources]
c.1135: Patronage - When the lordship of Kidwelly passed to Maurice of London he supplemented Sherborne's endowment at Kidwelly. [1 sources]
1223: Destruction - The priory was burnt to the ground by Gruffydd ap Llywelyn. [1 sources]
c.1268: Patronage - At this time Payne de Chaworth was patron of the house.
1284: Visitation - Archbishop Pecham conducted a visitation of the house following Edward Iâ€™s conquest. [1 sources]
c.1291: Wealth - The priory's wealth, according to the Taxatio compiled for Pope Nicholas IV c. 1291, was Â£16. [3 sources]
1377: Poll tax - Only the prior is listed. [1 sources][1 archives]
1379: Poll tax - Only the prior is listed. [1 sources][1 archives]
1403: Destruction - The area was devastated during the Glyn DÅµr rebellion. [1 sources]
1481: Destruction - The church was struck by lightning. [1 sources]
1534: Act of Supremacy - Prior John Godmyston and his monk companion, Augustine Green, took the Oath of Supremacy. [3 sources]
c.1535: Wealth - The Valor Eccelsiasticus records the gross annual income of the house as Â£38. [2 sources][1 archives]
1539: Dissolution - As a dependency of Sherborne Abbey, Kidwelly was spared from suppression in 1536 and dissolved with its mother-house in 1539. [2 sources]
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