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LLANTHONY PRIORY; LLANTHONY ABBEY

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NPRN 95238

Map Reference SO22NE

Grid Reference SO28852786

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Crucorney

Type of Site PRIORY

Broad Class Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Period Medieval

Site Description A church of an hermitic community, later regularised as an Augustinian priory. It was concecrated in 1108 and is said to have replaced a chapel of St David. It was dissolved in 1538. The complex that is now visible was built from the later twelfth century onwards.

There are ruins of the church and chapter house, with a western claustral range now incorporated into hotel (NPRN 45091). The parish church to the south (NPRN 307311) and possibly also a farmhouse (NPRN 36725) are thought to represent the infirmary and chapel. Remains of an outer court (NPRN 306272) and gatehouse (NPRN 401607) lie to the west of the main complex, with remains of fishponds &and a dovecote to the south and south-east (see Nprn266080). A mill to thew south-west is thought to be on site of the monastic mill, with earthworks of a pondbay recorded to the north-west (see Nprn40065).

Source: Evans 1980 (Mon, Ant. 4), 5-43.

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 3 September 2002.

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