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NPRN 94300

Map Reference SN21NW

Grid Reference SN20791816

Unitary (Local) Authority Carmarthenshire

Old County Carmarthenshire

Community Llanboidy

Type of Site ABBEY

Broad Class Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Period Medieval

Site Description NAR SN21NW9
RCAHMW AP965114/46

Founded c. 1140-44, the monks were certainly present on this site by 1151 and flourished under the patronage of the Lord Rhys. Whitland became the mother house of seven other Welsh abbeys and two in Ireland. What remains today are stone foundations and piers of the church and upstanding walls of the claustral ranges incorporated into the walls of the 19th C walled garden to the S. There are also parts of a possile gatehouse to the west. The Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society carried out excavations in 1926 when the church plan was recovered.

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