• Medieval

    ABBEY OF ST. MARY TIMELINE

    by  • February 7, 2013 • Abbey, Medieval, Modern, Pembrokeshire, Period, Post-Medieval, Site Type, St. Dogmaels • 0 Comments

    Timeline: 1113 – Robert fitz Martin, Lord of Cemais, founded a Priory “…near the ancient cell of St. Dogmael…” He brought thirteen monks from Tiron in Normandy for that purpose. The reformed Benedictine Order of Tiron was founded that year by St. Bernard of Abbeville. 1118 – Robert fitz Martin brought another thirteen monks...

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    CARDIGAN CASTLE; CASTLE GREEN TIME-LINE

    by  • August 21, 2012 • Cardigan, Ceredigion, House, Masonry Castle, Medieval, Modern, Post-Medieval • 2 Comments

    1093 - References to a castle established by Earl Roger de Montgomery at the Teifi estuary probably refer to the site at Old Castle, a mile downstream. 1094 – The early earthwork fortification at Old Castle was destroyed by the Welsh. 1110 – The present castle site was probably first occupied by Gilbert fitz...

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    CARDIGAN BRIDGE

    by  • August 21, 2012 • Bridge, Cardigan, Ceredigion, Medieval, Modern, Post-Medieval • 0 Comments

    A wooden bridge was probably built soon after the foundation of the town, and certainly already spanned the Teifi at Cardigan by 10th October 1136, when it collapsed beneath the weight of fighting men (or fleeing Normans!) during the Battle of Crug Mawr: “…When the bridge over the river Teifi was broken down, it...

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