uined Cistercian abbey in Dyfed near Pontrhydfendigaid. Building started around 1180.
1164   Foundation of Strata Florida Abbey
 This Cistercian abbey was founded by Robert fitz Stephen, a Norman. Monks were sent from the Cistercian abbey at Whitland to populate the new monastery.[1] 
1186   Aberconwy Abbey founded
 A Cistercian Abbey was founded by monks from Strata Florida in Wales in Conwy.[2] 


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