An example of a de Lacy Chronicles regular entry
· 27 August at 00:05 ·
Llanthony Priory: Around the year 1080 when Norman nobleman Walter de Lacy came upon a ruined chapel where St David was said to have lived as a hermit, it inspired him to devote his later years to prayer and study. Baron Hugh de Lacy 3rd Baron of Weobley, grandson of Walter de Lacy. Visited the remote Honddu valley, on the opposite side of the Black Mountain to his home at Longtown Castle and established a Priory. The very remoteness of the site laid the growing monastery open to frequent attack by Welsh bandits. Reluctantly the monks left the valley for the safety of Gloucester Priory. The 4th Lord of Weobley, Baron Hugh (II) de Lacy in circa 1155 provided men, land and support to restore and enlarge Llanthony Priory.
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