Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Llangennith

1441: Dissolution

On 16 March 1441 Archbishop Chichele and his colleagues surrendered the house to Henry VI.

Two days later the king granted Llangennith and also St Clears to Chichele who later returned them to the king. Henry VI then granted the houses to the warden of All Soul's College, Oxford.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, III, 1377-1540, ed. David M. Smith (CUP: Cambridge, 2008) p. 189

Other events in the history of this site

pre 1123Foundation - Llangennith was an alien priory established before 1123 when the church of St Cenydd was granted to the monks of St Taurinus, Normandy. [3 sources]
1195Confirmation - Richard I (1189-99) confirmed all the priory’s previous grants. [1 sources]
1218Size of community - At this time there were two or three monks at Llangennith. [1 sources]
pre 1223Illicit affairs - According to Gerald of Wales, a prior of Llangennith brought shame upon the house when he engaged in an illicit affair with a young woman of Gower. [2 sources]
1291Wealth - According to Pope Nicholas IV's Taxatio Ecclesiastica, Llangennith’s temporalities were assessed at £4 16s and the community had 120 acres of arable land and six cows. [2 sources]
1295x1360Custody - Following the outbreak of war with France, Llangennith was periodically taken into royal custody [2 sources]
1377Poll tax - Only the prior of the house is listed on the poll tax return. [1 sources][1 archives]
1413x1421Custody - The house was seized again during Henry V's reign and taken into royal custody. [1 sources]
c.1434Custody - By 1434 Llangennith's links with St Taurinus had been severed. [1 sources]
1441Dissolution - On 16 March 1441 Archbishop Chichele and his colleagues surrendered the house to Henry VI. [1 sources]
1442Post monastic ownership - On 5 February Archbishop Chichele and his colleagues granted Llangennith and St Clears to the king who duly granted them to the Oxford colleges of Warden and All Souls in April. [2 sources]