Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Llanll?r

1537: Dissolution

The house was formally suppressed on 26 February 1537, under the 1536 Act of Suppression.

The abbess at this time was Elizabeth Baynham and there were about eight nuns living at the house. Originally the community would have numbered sixteen.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) p. 274

Cartwright, Jane, Feminine Sanctity and Spirituality in Medieval Wales (University of Wales Press: Cardiff, 2008) p. 267

Jack, Sybil, 'Dissolution dates for the monasteries dissolved under the Act of 1536', Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 43 (1970) p. 180

Williams, David H., 'Cistercian Nunneries in Medieval Wales', Cîteaux: commentarii cistercienses, 26 (1975) p. 165

Other events in the history of this site

pre 1197Foundation - The house was founded before 1197 by the Lord Rhys and was under the auspices of Strata Florida. [1 sources]
1284Compensation - The nuns were awarded 40 marks as compensation for damages incurred during the Edwardian Conquest. [5 sources]
c.1291Wealth - The house was estimated to have sixty sheep, 1200 acres and £7 10s 0d from temporalities but no spiritualities. [3 sources]
1299Litigation - Queen Margaret (Edward I's wife) acquitted the abbess of a fine for illegally felling an oak. [2 sources]
c.1535Wealth - According to the Valor Ecclesiasticus the net income of Llanllŷr was £57 5s 4d. [3 sources][1 archives]
1536Survey - The site was surveyed on 29th September, in preparation for the suppression of the house. [1 sources]
1537Dissolution - The house was formally suppressed on 26 February 1537, under the 1536 Act of Suppression. [4 sources]