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The Fairest Abbey of All Wales: Neath Abbey and its Estates
Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, 3 , 2014 pp.97-118
Neath Abbey was one of the largest and wealthiest of the Welsh monasteries, with estates extending over much of the lordships of Glamorgan and Gower, as well as across the Bristol Channel. The loss of the abbey’s cartulary means that we have a less thorough understanding of these estates that we would wish, and this article draws together the surviving evidence to create a picture of their foundation, development, and dissolution, and a sense of the abbey’s place in the landscape and its relations with the communities of this part of South Wales.
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