Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Llanfaes

1538: Dissolution

The friary was dissolved in 1538. At this time there were four friars at Llanfaes.

In John Speed's plan of Beaumaris, published c. 1611, the friary is shown as a mansion set within an embattled precinct.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) p. 226

Web links (open in new window)

RCAHMW, Coflein database - Llanfaes Franciscan friary (View website)

Other events in the history of this site

c.1237Foundation - The friary was founded by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth as a memorial to his wife, Joan (Siwan), who died in 1237. [7 sources]
1284Commission of inquiry - The warden of Llanfaes was appointed by Archbishop Pecham to join a commission of inquiry to investigate the repair of churches damaged during the Edwardian wars. [1 sources]
1382Burial - Iolo Goch mentions the burial of Goronwy ap Tudor of Penmynydd at Llanfaes - 'the half-naked friar'. [1 sources]
c.1401Abandoned - The friary suffered during the troubles at the beginning of the fifteenth century and was said to have been deserted in 1401. [2 sources]
1414Reconstitution - The friary was allegedly deserted from 1401, as a consequence of its involvement in the troubles at the start of the fifteenth century, but the house was reconstituted in 1414.  [2 sources]
1538Dissolution - The friary was dissolved in 1538. At this time there were four friars at Llanfaes. [2 sources]