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Llandovery (Priory)

also known as: Llandovery

Order: Benedictine

Llandovery was founded as a cell of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, by Richard fitz Pons, who held the castle at Llandovery. Monastic life was short-lived and the community was expelled, allegedly on account of the monks' disreputable living. show details of standing remains

Medieval Diocese: St David's
Affiliated to: Great Malvern (mother-house)
Lordship at foundation: Llandovery

Main events in the history of this site

c.1110 (pre 1126)Foundation - Richard fitz Pons granted the church of his castle at Llandovery with two carucates of land to the monks of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, to establish a cell.  [2 sources]
c.1165Patronage - The Lord Ryhs assumed patronage of the priory. [1 source]
c.1185Dissolution - Rhys ap Gruffudd of Deheubarth (the Lord Rhys) expelled the brethren on account of their misconduct. [3 sources]
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People associated with this site

Gerald of Wales; Giraldus Cambrensis , archdeacon of Brecon (commentator)

Priors of Llandovery

Rhys ap Gruffudd , prince of Deheubarth (patron)

Richard fitz Pons , marcher lord (founder)

Bibliographical sources

8 Printed sources

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