Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Bassaleg

c. 1175: Patronage

Hywel ab Iorwerth gave the monks lands in Rumney Moor.

People associated with this event

Hywel ab Iorwerth , lord of Caerleon (benefactor)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Coplestone-Crow, B., 'The foundation of the priories of Bassaleg and Malpas in the twelfth century', Monmouthshire Antiquary, 14 (1998) p. 5

Other events in the history of this site

c.1100Foundation - The foundation charter has not survived but was copied by Adam of Domerham, a monk of Glastonbury, and a thirteenth-century copy is preserved in Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R.5.33, 106v. [2 sources][1 archives]
1116Official beginnings - The first monks arrived from Glastonbury to occupy the cell. [1 sources]
1146Dispute - The monks were involved in a dispute with the chaplain of St Gundleus over the boundaries of their parishes.  [1 sources]
c.1175Patronage - Hywel ab Iorwerth gave the monks lands in Rumney Moor. [1 sources]
1230-1240Spiritualities - Although it was against Canon Law for communities to lease out their spiritual holdings this was not uncommon.  [2 sources]
pre 1252Dissolution - Monastic life at Bassaleg had ceased by 1252. [1 sources]