Event detail for site: Cardiff
c. 1291: Wealth
The prioryâ€™s holdings were assessed at Â£20 for the Taxatio Ecclesiastica.
This figure is not a true reflection of the houseâ€™s income but â€˜a relative index of monastic prosperityâ€™ (Graham) since the lands and churches were assessed at the lowest possible figure they could be let to farm.
Cowley, F. G., The Monastic Order in South Wales 1066-1349 (Cardiff, 1977) pp. 274, 96
Graham, Rose, 'The taxation of Pope Nicholas IVth', Engish Historical Review, 23 (1908), pp. 434-454
Other events in the history of this site
pre 1106: Foundation - Robert fitz Hamon granted the church of St Mary with its eight dependent chapels to Tewkesbury Abbey, to establish a cell for five monks. [2 sources]
1173x83: Rebuilding and re-dedication - The church was rebuilt and re-dedicated to St Mary and St Thomas the Martyr. [1 sources]
1220: Community flees - The community escaped the turbulent conditions in Wales and took refuge at Tewkesbury Abbey. [4 sources]
1233: Administration - The prior of Cardiff returned from Tewkesbury to administer the priory's holdings but the weir on the Taff was leased out for five years. [2 sources]
c.1291: Wealth - The prioryâ€™s holdings were assessed at Â£20 for the Taxatio Ecclesiastica. [2 sources]
c.1300: Patronage - Patronage of the house was vested in the earls of Gloucester; it then passed to the Despensers and thereafter to the Crown. [1 sources]
1403: Dissolution - The house was dissolved in 1403 although the site may have been abandoned prior to this. [2 sources]
c.1403: Destruction - The priory was sacked by the rebel, Owain Glyn DÅµr (d. c. 1416). [1 sources]
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