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Nov 26, 2012

Monks kicked out, 250 years early

Many abbey churches became parish churches after monastery dissolution in 1536, but the monks of Aberconwy ...

Abbey were banished c.250 years earlier, when King Edward I decided to build a castle and walled town at that very spot. Most of the abbey buildings have long disappeared but the church became St Mary's Church, in the centre of the walled town of Conwy. Although many alterations were made, from the 13th century onwards, parts of the original remain. To discover more, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the north porch. Or click here