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Ruthin (Priory)

also known as: Ruthin

Order: Bonhommes Canons

This was a modest urban foundation of Bonhommes Canons. show details of standing remains

Dedicated to: St Peter and St Meugan Medieval Diocese: St Asaph
Lordship at foundation: Dyffryn
Access: Parish church of St Peter and St Meugan is open to the public
Owned by: Representative Body of the Church in Wales

Main events in the history of this site

1310Foundation - The foundation of the house is attributed to John de Grey (d. 1323), son of Reginald, the first lord Grey of Ruthin.  [1 source]
c.1375Building work - A south aisle was added in the latter half of the fourteenth century.
 [1 source]
1478Papal petition - A monk of the Cistercian abbey of Dundrennan, Scotland, sought papal permission to transfer to Ruthin. [1 source]
c.1479Dispersal - It seems that by 1478 Ruthin had failed and the community had dispersed. [3 sources]
1485x1508Construction work - The construction of the roof of the north aisle is thought to have been undertaken at this time, on account of the heraldry here. [1 source]
1535Dissolution - Ruthin was dissolved in 1535 with the lesser religious houses. [2 sources]
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People associated with this site

Edmund Grey , first earl of Kent (1416-90) and lord of Ruthin (patron)

John Grey , second Lord Grey of Wilton (founder (considered))

Priors of Ruthin

Bibliographical sources

10 Printed sources

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3 On-line sources

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Archival sources

National Library of Wales, 'Common seal of St Peter's, Ruthin', (Document), (View website)

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Remnants of Ruthin Priory,

Images of this site

Corbel head

Corbel head

Corbel head, Church of St Peter and St Meugan, Ruthin

Denbighshire, OS Grid:SJ1236158378
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