Event detail for site: Bassaleg
1116: Official beginnings
The first monks arrived from Glastonbury to occupy the cell.
Bassaleg was not intended to be a conventual priory and was occupied by just one or two monks of Glastonbury who essentially manned their dependency.
Cowley, F. G., The Monastic Order in South Wales 1066-1349 (Cardiff, 1977) p. 40
Other events in the history of this site
c.1100: Foundation - 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]
1116: Official beginnings - The first monks arrived from Glastonbury to occupy the cell. [1 sources]
1146: Dispute - The monks were involved in a dispute with the chaplain of St Gundleus over the boundaries of their parishes. [1 sources]
c.1175: Patronage - Hywel ab Iorwerth gave the monks lands in Rumney Moor. [1 sources]
1230-1240: Spiritualities - Although it was against Canon Law for communities to lease out their spiritual holdings this was not uncommon. [2 sources]
pre 1252: Dissolution - Monastic life at Bassaleg had ceased by 1252. [1 sources]
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