List of abbeys and priories in Wales

List of abbeys and priories in Wales

Abbeys and priories in Wales lists abbeys, priories, friaries or other monastic religious houses in Wales.


Article layout

The list is presented alphabetically by county. Foundations are listed alphabetically within each county.

Communities/provenance: shows the status and communities existing at each establishment, together with such dates as have been established as well as the fate of the establishment after dissolution, and the current status of the site.

Alt. Name: some of the establishments have had alternative names over the course of time. In order to assist in text-searching such alternatives in name or spelling have been provided.

Formal Name/dedication: shows the formal name of the establishment or the person in whose name the church is dedicated, where known.

References: presents links to online references to the particular establishment in addition to the general printed and online references given at the foot of this article. Establishments for which online references have not been specified are referred to within the printed references listed.

Location: provides a link to the geographical position of the site of the foundation where established.

Monastic Glossary: following the listing, provides links to articles on the particular monastic orders as well as other terms which appear in the listing.

Abbreviations and Key

List of Houses by County






ee also

*List of abbeys and priories
*Abbeys and priories in England
*Abbeys and priories in Scotland
*Abbeys and priories on the Isle of Man
*Abbeys and priories in Northern Ireland
*Abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland
*Dissolution of the Monasteries
*Castles in Wales
*List of museums in Wales
*Historic houses in Wales

External links

* [ Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales] in English and Welsh


*Anthony New, "A guide to the abbeys of England and Wales", Constable, 1985
*Henry Thorold, "Collins Guide to Cathedrals, Abbeys and Priories of England and Wales", Collins, 1986
*Henry Thorold, "Collins Guide to the Ruined Abbeys of England, Wales and Scotland", Collins, 1993
*Geoffrey N. Wright, "Discovering Abbeys and Priories", Shire Publications Ltd. 2004
*Richard Morris, "Cathedrals and Abbeys of England and Wales", JM Dent & Sons Ltd. 1979
*M.R. James, "Abbeys", The Grammar School, Thornbury, Glos. 1925
*David Robinson, "The Cistercian Abbeys of Britain", B.T.Batsford with English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland, 2002
*Derry Brabbs, "Abbeys and Monasteries", Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999
*"Map of Monastic Britain, South Sheet", Ordnance Survey, 2nd Edition, 1954
*William Cobbett, " [ List Of Abbeys, Priories, Nunneries, Hospitals: And Other Religious Foundations In England And Wales And In Ireland, Confiscated, Seized On, Or Alienated, By The Protestant "Reformation" Sovereigns And Parliaments] ", Thomas Richardson and Son; Dublin and Derby, 1868
*"British History Online"

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