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Abbeys and Priories

Majestic ruined medieval abbeys such as Valle Crucis, Tintern and Strata Florida still dominate the Welsh landscape.
Neath Abbey; photographic copy of an undated reconstruction drawing produced by Dylan Roberts. Neath Abbey was initially founded in 1130 for a community of Savigniac monks and in 1147 was absorbed into the rapidly expanding Cistercian monastic order....
RCAHMW colour oblique aerial photograph of Cymer Abbey taken on 24/01/2005 by Toby Driver. Cymer Abbey was founded in 1198/9 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, under the patronage of Maredudd ap Cynan, Lord of Merioneth and grandson of Owain Gwyned. While...
Slide of RCAHMW colour oblique aerial photograph of St Mary's Abbey, Bardsey Island, taken by C.R. Musson, 27/7/1996.
Slide of RCAHMW colour oblique aerial photograph of Strata Marcella Abbey, taken by C.R. Musson, 2/1/1995.
RCAHMW colour transparency showing view of Talley Abbey
RCAHMW colour oblique aerial photograph of St Dogmaels Abbey taken on 14/06/2004 by Toby Driver. The medieval Abbey of St Mary at St Dogmaels was founded in 1115 by the FitzMartin family of Cemais and was of the Order of Tiron. Caldey Priory, Caldey...
RCAHMW colour slide oblique aerial photograph of Basingwerk Abbey, Holywell, taken by T.G.Driver, 2003
Slide of RCAHMW colour oblique aerial photograph of Valle Crucis Abbey, taken by Toby Driver, 2004.
Black and white print, interior view of Valle Crucis Abbey, sculptured slab in chapter house. Neg. No. 8674.
RCAHMW colour transparency showing the gatehouse at Ewenny Priory.
RCAHMW digital photographic survey of Valle Crucis Abbey, by Iain Wright, 06/05/2008.
RCAHMW digital photographic survey of Valle Crucis Abbey, by Iain Wright, 06/05/2008.
Described by John Leland in the 16th century as 'the fairest in all Wales', Neath Abbey was built by Richard de Granville in 1130. Originally affiliated to the monastic order of Savigny, it was incorporated with all other Savigny houses into the Cistercian...
One of several encaustic floor-tiles discovered at Strata Marcella Abbey. The designs were either stamped and then filled with white clay, or printed, with the clay already added to the stamp, so that the whole process was done in one movement. This figure...
One of several encaustic floor-tiles discovered at Strata Marcella Abbey. The designs were either stamped and then filled with white clay, or printed, with the clay already added to the stamp, so that the whole process was done in one movement. The creature...
Arch at Strata Florida, taken by Department of the Environment, 1977
The arch at Strata Florida Abbey, 1993
Aerial view of Strata Florida Abbey and surrounding buildings taken in 1988
Early postcard showing engraving dated 1741: Strata Florida Abbey from the west
Engraved by J. Hinchliffe, published by Jones & Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Sq. London.
Aerial view showingStrata Florida Abbey in the snow, taken December 2010.
Image of a beehive in foreground.
Llwyd ap Iwan is standing in the centre of the photograph, wearing a white coat, with his hand on his belt. The other men shown are: Ellis Jones, James J. Thomas, Edward O. Jones, Simon Jones, Evan Davies, Thomas Pugh, John Wynne, Martin A. Underwood,...
During the Royal Charter Gale of 25 October 1859, several ships were lost off the coast of Aberystwyth, including the MARGARET LLOYD, MORNING STAR and SWANSEA TRADER. Following the gale, an inquiry was set up into the mounted neglect of the harbour...
The ROBERT EGGLETON was a steel-hulled steamship built by Short Brothers, Sunderland, in 1890. It was carrying a cargo of coal from Glasgow to Leghorn when it was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-91 with the loss of one crew member on 28 December...
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