MAENAN ABBEY

Site Details



NPRN
16475
Map Reference
SH76NE
Grid Reference
SH7897365683
Unitary (Local) Authority
Conwy
Old County
Caernarfonshire
Community
Llanddoged and Maenan
Type of Site
ABBEY
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Medieval

Site Description


NAR SH76NE3

There are few if any visible remains of Maenan Abbey, a Cistercian foundation removed here in 1283-4 from Aberconway to make way for the new royal castle and borough (see NPRN 43768). The Abbey was disolved in 1538 when materials were shipped to Caernarvon and a house was built over the west range, presumably the abbot's lodging. This house was replaced by the existing mansion (NPRN 407095) in 1848-52.
Excavations south & south-east of the hotel in 1968 recovered something of the plan of the late thirteenth century church.

Sources: RCAHMW Caernarvonshire Inventory I (1956), No. 1
Butler & Evans in Archaeologia Cambrensis 129 (1980), 37-63

John Wiles 19.03.08




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