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LLANTARNAM ABBEY (CISTERCIAN)

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NPRN 307898

Map Reference ST39SW

Grid Reference ST31159291

Unitary (Local) Authority Torfaen

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Llantarnam

Type of Site ABBEY

Broad Class Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Period Medieval

Site Description Abbey of the Blessed Virgin, Llantarnam, founded c.1175 - not neccessarily on this site - disolved 1536.
Some fabric from the abbey, or from the 16th c. house that succeeded it, is thought to be incorporated in the present house (Nprn45089).
It is possible that the nineteenth c. park about the house may have developed from a medieval park (Nprn307909).
There are ruins of a med. tithe barn (Nprn43276) to the NE of the house and the church, formerly a chapel, to the W (Nprn307297) has been assoviated with the abbey.
(sources: Os495card; ST39SW10;
Williams 1969; Long Text attached to Nprn266020)
J.Wiles 17.02.03

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