Event detail for site: Carmarthen
c. 1110: Foundation
The priory was founded c. 1110 when Henry I granted St Peter's chapel, Carmarthen, to the monks of Battle Abbey (Sussex) to establish a cell.
Since this same magnificent King Henry [I] cherished the church of Battle with great affection, in those times he gave it freely as his own gift a church founded in honour of the Holy Apostle Peter in Wales, in a town called Carmarthen, with all its appurtenances, to be held forever free and quit.
People associated with this event
Henry I , king of England, lord of Normandy (founder)
The Chronicle of Battle Abbey, Oxford Medieval Texts, ed. Eleanor Searle (Oxford, 1980) pp. 124-125
Other events in the history of this site
c.1110: Foundation - The priory was founded c. 1110 when Henry I granted St Peter's chapel, Carmarthen, to the monks of Battle Abbey (Sussex) to establish a cell. [1 sources]
c.1125: Dissolution - The monks of Battle were sent home c. 1125 and were replaced by a community of Augustinian Canons. [3 sources]
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