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BLACKFRIARS PRIORY (DOMINICAN), BUTE PARK

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NPRN 307772

Map Reference ST17NE

Grid Reference ST1778576691

Unitary (Local) Authority Cardiff

Old County Glamorgan

Community Castle (Cardiff)

Type of Site PRIORY

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Post Medieval, Medieval

Site Description Following excavations, in 1887, the plan of the Dominican Priory was laid out in dwarf brick walls as part of the landscaping of Bute Park (Nprn301558).

These wall trace a complex, measuring c.76m north-south by 55m, laid out about a cloister, with the conventual church on the south and a second court to the north.

The Priory was established in 1242 and following dissolution in 1538, was let out as a low-status multiple-occupancy complex, being demolished in the early 19th century.

(source Os495card; ST17NE4)
RCAHMW AP955172/46, 51
J.Wiles 04.02.03

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