Llanllŷr
Community ID
 
1112
 
Alternate Names
 
Llanllyr; Lanfer; Laller Lanter; Llanweir
 
Diocese
 
St. David's
 
Region
 
Deheubarth
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
S. David
 
Date Founded
 
1180 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1536
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine/ Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The abbey was founded by Rhys ap Gruffydd as a daughter-house to Strata Florida.

 
Population Counts
 

Knowles and Hadcock Medieval Religious Houses, Ireland: With an Appendix to Early Sites, suggest there were 16 nuns at suppression.

 
Dependency Of
 

Strata Florida

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Rhys ap Gruffydd (1130-1197), prince of Deheubarth

 
Assets/Property
 

The house was estimated to have sixty sheep, 1200 acres an £7 10s 0d from temporalities but no spiritualities.

 
Income
 

The community's income in 1535 was about 57 pounds.

 
Litigations
 

In 1284 Llanllyr was awarded 40 marks' compensation for damage done to the nunnery during the Edwardian Conquest. Two Latin letters confirm that the abbess acknowledges receipt of the reparation. In 1299 the abbess of Llanllyr was acquitted by Queen Margaret of a fine for illegally felling an oak.

 
Early Documents
 

Two Latin letters confirm that the abbess acknowledges receipt of the reparations from the Edwardian conquest.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

No remains of the community exist above ground, but old plans of post-Dissolution buildings on the site give some idea of the layout.

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project; Dr. Madeleine Gray
 
Date Started
 
1180
 
Date Finished
 
1536
 
Length
 
994