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Latitude: 53.2747 / 53°16'28"N
Longitude: -4.087 / 4°5'13"W
OS Eastings: 260929
OS Northings: 377328
OS Grid: SH609773
Mapcode National: GBR JN81.JL4
Mapcode Global: WH53W.6Y1G
Entry Name: Site of Friary at Llanfaes
Scheduled Date: 22 April 1998
Source ID: 897
Cadw Legacy ID: AN134
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)
Community: Beaumaris (Biwmares)
Traditional County: Anglesey
The monument consists of the remains of a friary, probably dating to the medieval period. A friary is a house specifically for men and of chiefly mendicant religious orders. The friary was founded about 1237 by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. It had strong associations with the Princes of Gwynedd in the 13th century, and was the final resting place of Joan, wife of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth and of Eleanor de Montfort, wife of Llywelyn ap Gryffydd. The friary drew support from the town of Llanfaes before the population was moved by Edward I to Newborough.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval ecclesiastical organisation and for its historical associations. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.