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St Aethelredas Monastery And Chapel

Hob Uid: 348635
Location :
North Kesteven
Grid Ref : TF0800036000
Summary : Early medieval nunnery, founded in the late 7th century by St Werburgh and dedicated to St AEthelreda, probably destroyed by the Danes circa 870. Succeeded by a medieval chapel, no visible trace of either now remaining.
More information : Threekingham: Early monastic house associated with St Werburgh; c678. (1)

Documentary evidence for locating 7th century "monastery" nunnery at Stow Green (see TF 13 NE/15). (2)

TF 0941 3507. Site of Anglo-Saxon nunnery and medieval chapel, Stow Green. The monument includes part of the the site of an Anglo-Saxon nunnery founded at Stow in the late seventh century by AEthelreda, Abbess of Ely (see TF 03 NE/15). During the medieval period the site was occupied by a chapel dedicated to St AEthelreda and by a fair held annually on her feast day. A chapel survived on the site until the early 20th century. The remains of the nunnery are therefore overlain by those of a medieval chapel with cemetery and precinct boundary, and traces of post-medieval activity relating to the use of the site as a fair ground. Scheduled RSM no. 22610. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source details : DA Index (CW Phillips)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Lincolnshire history and archaeology
Source details : D Roffe
Page(s) : 31-Mar
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Vol(s) : 21, 1986
Source Number : 3
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage, Scheduling Amendment, Lincolnshire, 20-JUN-1994
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Source Number : 4
Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Late C8-9
Monument End Date : 870
Monument Start Date : 667
Monument Type : Nunnery
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Chapel
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22610
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 03 NE 31
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 348585
Relationship type : General association

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