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Event detail for site: Llanbadarn Fawr

c. 1116: Foundation

Llanbadarn Fawr was re-founded by Gilbert fitz Richard who granted the ancient ‘clas’ church of St Paternus (Padern) to St Peter’s, Gloucester, to establish a cell.

The house stood near to where Aberystwyth now is.

People associated with this event

Gilbert fitz Richard; Gilbert de Clare; Gilbert of Tonbridge; Gilbert fitz Richard , Earl of Clare (founder)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) pp. 55, 69

Historia et Cartularium Monasterii Sancti Petri Gloucestria, Rolls Series, 33, 3 vols, ed. W. H. Hart (London, 1863-1867) vol. 1, pp. 73-9, 106


Other events in the history of this site

c.1116Foundation - Llanbadarn Fawr was re-founded by Gilbert fitz Richard who granted the ancient ‘clas’ church of St Paternus (Padern) to St Peter’s, Gloucester, to establish a cell. [2 sources]
c.1135Dissolution - When the Welsh re-conquered Ceredigan / Cardigan they drove the Gloucester monks away. As Gerald of Wales writes,

'In the reign of King Henry I, when the English were still in control of Wales, St Peter’s monastery in Gloucester administered this church in peace and tranquillity. After Henry’s death the English were driven out and the monks expelled. As I have explained laymen took forcible possession of the church and brought in their own clergy.'
[Gerald of Wales, Journey through Wales, pp. 179-80] [4 sources]
1188Visit - Gerald of Wales and Archbishop Baldwin stayed at the former priory while preaching the Crusade through Wales. [1 sources]

 
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