intern Abbey was founded in 1131 by Walter fitz Richard de Clare, the Earl of Chepstow, on the banks of the river Wye. The abbey was run by the Cistercian monks and was a daughter house of the abbey of l'Aumone in France. It was the first Cistercian abbey to be built in Wales and had two daughter colonies at Kingswood (1139) and Tintern Parva in Ireland (1201). Tintern had several rich benefactors, including William Marshall the younger and Earl Roger Bigod III. Tintern Abbey is in the care of English Heritage and is open to the public.
1139   Kingswood Abbey founded
 A Cistercian abbey was founded by monks from Tintern Abbey. The location of the abbey altered several times in the first few years, but finally settled at Kingswood in Gloucestershire. A sixteenth-century gatehouse is all that remains.[1] 
1170   Kingswood Abbey Founded
 The Gloucestershire abbey was moved back to Kingswood and populated by monks from Tintern.[2] 


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