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MONASTIC FOUNDATION, PROBABLY DOMINICAN FRIARY

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NPRN 405181

Map Reference SH57SE

Grid Reference SH58577278

Unitary (Local) Authority Gwynedd

Old County Caernarfonshire

Community Bangor

Type of Site FRIARY

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Medieval

Site Description Foundations of parts of the cloister and church of a medieval monastic establishment were recorded at the turn of the 20th century. This has been identified as the Dominican Friary, although the traditional site lies closer to the city centre (NPRN 301077).
Several gravestones or coffin lids, of the 13th-15th century, were recovered from the site.

The Dominican Friary was first mentioned in 1251. A refoundation or rebuilding in 1299 my account for the alternate sites. Following the reformation a school was established in part of the buildings.

Sources: Archaeologica Cambrensis 5th series 17 (1900), 24-42.
RCAHMW 1960 Inventory of Caernarvonshire II (Central), 12-14 No. 684.

Associated with: Cathedral city (NPRN33003).

John Wiles 25/10/2006

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