Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Bangor

c. 1299: Reconstruction

The priory was allegedly rebuilt or enlarged at the end of the thirteenth century.

This may explain why there are seemingly two sites relating to the former friary - the one nearest the city (NPRN 301077) is traditionally regarded as the friary site may have been the later building; the foundations of a church and cloister found nearer the shore (NPRN 405181) perhaps belonged to the earlier friary.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) p. 215

Web links (open in new window)

RCAHMW, Coflein database - Bangor Friary (View website)

RCAHMW, Coflein database - site possibly connected with Bangor friary (View website)

Other events in the history of this site

c.1251Foundation - The friary was founded by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd and is first mentioned in 1251. [2 sources]
1284Compensation - As a consequence of damage suffered during the Edwardian Wars the Dominicans at Bangor received £100 compensation from the king. This was a significant sum for a friary. [1 sources]
1291Grant - Eleanor of Castile gave 100s to Bangor and to each of the other four Dominican houses in Wales. [1 sources]
c.1299Reconstruction - The priory was allegedly rebuilt or enlarged at the end of the thirteenth century.  [3 sources]
1370Bequest - The friars of Bangor were the chief beneficiaries of Gervase de Castro, bishop of Bangor, who died in 1370. [1 sources]
1538Bequest - A will of October 1538 left the sum of 6s. 8d to the friars of Bangor. [1 sources]
1538Dissolution - The friary was suppressed in 1538; by this time many of the buildings were ruinous yet the site was still desirable and Edward Griffith, a member of the local gentry, was eager to secure the former friary as a town house. [2 sources]