Abbey of Cwmhir Study Group:


September 27th Field Trip to Whitland Abbey, Carmarthenshire.

Led by Dr John Davies. Whitland was the Mother House of Cwmhir but had two founding dates - as did Cwmhir. The earlier one for Cwmhir, 1143, is before the later one for Whitland in 1155. Does that mean that Cwmhir was, at one point, expected to be the main Mother house for all Wales? The Study Group will exploring this earlier history of Wales in it's two subsequent meetings in October and November. THIS WILL BE A SELF DRIVE/SHARE CAR TRIP.  PLEASE LET (01597 851021) KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING AND WHETHER YOU WISH TO BE A DRIVER OR A PASSENGE ASAP.

11.30 Meet at Hywel Dda Centre, St Mary's St, Whitland SA34 0PY

1300 Lunch nearby. 

1400 Visit Whitland Abbey ruins and St Mary’s Chapel.Carmarthenshire, SA34 OLG                              (OS Grid:SN20791816 )


The following meeting is on October 25th when we shall be exploring Welsh history around the first possible founding date of Cwmhir which is 1143.      

To get a copy of the papers being discussed before coming to the next meeting on October 25th email: 01597 851021

(Articles from previous meetings can be found by clicking here: PREVIOUS

The Abbeycwmhir Heritage Trust pays tribute to the publishers of the journals and books which we are consulting and thanks them for making them available on the web and in libraries. In particular we thank the Radnorshire Society Transactions, Archaeologica Cambrensis, the Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and Powys Libraries.