Event detail for site: Haverfordwest
pre 1210: Foundation
The priory may have been founded as early as 1180 but was likely established 1203x1210.
Little is now known of the origins of the house since the only document pertaining to its foundation is a royal charter of 1331 confirming Robert fitz Richard's (d. 1213) gifts to the priory.
People associated with this event
Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) p. 159
Monasticon Anglicanum: a History of the Abbies and other Monasteries, Hospitals, Frieries, and Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, with their Dependencies, in England and Wales, 6 in 8 vols, ed. Sir William Dugdale, revised J. Caley, H. Ellis, B. Bandinel (London, 1817-1830) vol. 6, pp. 444-5
Binns, Alison, Dedications of Religious Houses in England and Wales 1066-1216, Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, 1 (Boydell and Brewer: Woodbridge, 1989) p. 135
Cooper, R., Abbeys and Priories of Wales (Swansea, 1992) pp. 59-60
Cowley, F. G., The Monastic Order in South Wales 1066-1349 (Cardiff, 1977) pp. 33-34
Moore, James, Concise descriptions of Ewenny Priory, Neath Abbey ... Haverfordwest Priory (1788)
Rahbula, Ernest A. R., 'Further excavations at Haverfordwest Priory', Archaeologia Cambrensis, 79 (1924), pp. 334-339
Rees, S. E., Haverfordwest Priory, Welsh Historic Monuments (Cardiff, 1999)
Rees, Sian E., 'Haverfordwest Priory: an interim report', Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society, 2 (1986), pp. 19-23
Robinson, David M. and Platt, Colin, Strata Florida Talley Abbey, Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments (rev. edn; Cardiff, 1998) p. 7
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Other events in the history of this site
pre 1210: Foundation - The priory may have been founded as early as 1180 but was likely established 1203x1210. [11 sources]
1210x1230: Building work - The church and main claustral buildings were constructed in the early thitteenth century. [1 sources]
1284: Visitation - Visitation conducted by Archbishop Pecham. [3 sources]
c.1291: Wealth - The Taxatio Ecclesiastica assessed the priory's net income as Â£17 6s 8d. [1 sources]
1381: Clerical poll tax - Payments required [1 sources][1 archives]
c.1450: Prosperity - At this time the house was flourishing. [1 sources]
1534: Act of Supremacy - William Barlow was prior in 1534 and signed the Act of Supremacy, acknowledging Henry VIII's authority over the pope. [2 sources]
c.1535: Wealth - According to the Valor Ecclesiastica the priory's estimated wealth was Â£133 11s 1d. [2 sources]
1537: Dissolution - The priory was surveyed at the beginning of October 1536 and dissolved under the 1536 Act of Suppression on 19 February 1537.
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