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Hampole Priory

Hob Uid: 56150
Location :
Doncaster
Hampole
Grid Ref : SE5058010390
Summary : Priory of Cistercian nuns founded circa1170, dissolved 1539. It may have been founded at an earlier date as a Benedictine nunnery, since it is referred to as such in a papal bull of 1156.
More information : [SE 50581039] (Site of) Priory [G.T.] (1)

A priory of Cistercian nuns was founded at Hampole c.1170 and dissolved in 1539 (2). There are no visible remains of the buildings, but two arches, some walls and steps, were exposed in 1925 under the outbuildings behind the house adjoining the school. Excavation by Prof. Whiting in 1937 in the long narrow field between the modern Priory grounds and Hampole Beck to the north, revealed extensive walling, apparently the eastern end of the conventual enclosure, and it was evident that the greater part of the priory lay under the village green. The convent was endowed about 1150 as a Benedictine house. (3)

[This earlier foundation is not mentioned by auth.2 or in V.C.H.] [APs. - CPE/UK 1880/5081-2, Dec. 1946-negative] (2-3)

Site of St.Mary's Priory GT (Cistercian Nuns - founded c.AD.1170) (4)

There are no extant remains of the priory other than a quantity of re-used masonry incorporated in the buildings adjoining the site. (5)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956.
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Source : Medieval religious houses : England and Wales
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Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
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Page(s) : 204-12
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Vol(s) : 34, 1939
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1960
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RL 10-SEP-64
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Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
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Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1156
Monument Type : Benedictine Nunnery, Priory
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
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Monument End Date : 1539
Monument Start Date : 1170
Monument Type : Cistercian Nunnery, Priory, Monastic Precinct, Wall
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Sub Surface Deposit, Conjectural Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 51 SW 16
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, HAMPOLE PRIORY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1937-01-01
End Date : 1937-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 51 SW 16
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-09-10
End Date : 1964-09-10
Associated Activities : Primary, NEW Y.E.B. POLES, HAMPOLE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1994-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ADJACENT TO ABBEY HOUSE, HAMPOLE
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1995-12-31