Neath Abbey charters

Scope and Content

Charters granted to Neath Abbey, n.d., 1129-30; Scanned copies of charters granted to Neath Abbey, from the Charter Rolls in the Public Record Office, 5 Aug. 1207

Administrative / Biographical History

Neath Abbey was founded by Richard de Granville as a Savignac house in 1130, but became Cistercian after the two orders merged in 1147.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records received by the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also the grant of land in Penmaen to Neath Abbey, WGAS reference D/D Xge 103/1. For further information about the documents listed below, see Michael Wilcox, 'The foundation charter of Neath Abbey' in Annual report of the Glamorgan Archivist, 1990 and Andrew Dulley, 'The admiration of England, the lamp of France and Ireland' in Annual report of the County Archivist, 2001-2002 on the searchroom shelves.