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Yedingham Priory

Hob Uid: 62239
Location :
North Yorkshire
Ryedale
Ebberston and Yedingham
Grid Ref : SE8950079800
Summary : Benedictine nunnery, founded before 1163, dissolved circa 1539, it was already partly ruinous in the 15th century. A stretch of wall in an outbuilding may be from the priory. Romano-British pottery.
More information : (Centred: SE 89567987 (Site of) Yedingham Priory (NR) (Benedictine Nuns. Founded before AD 1163). Fish Pond (NR) (1)

At Yeddingham there was a Benedictine Priory, founded in the 12th century by Roger de Clerc. (2)

Yeddingham Priory was founded before 1163 for 8 or 9 Benedictine nuns. This number was probably increased to the usual 12 nuns under a Prioress and further increased in the 13th century. Date of suppression, ? 1539. (3)

(SE 89627979) 'A': A human burial was found in 1947 during the digging of a drain, and in December 1951, Medieval pottery was discovered by worken cutting a water pipe trench. The sherds found included plain, round section handles, fragments of green-glazed jugs and one piece of green-glazed pottery with raised knobs or 'warts'. (b) In all probability the pottery is of the 14th century, possibly the early part. It was to be loaned to the Yorkshire Museum, York. (4)

'A': A human skeleton was found by Electricity Board officials in March 1952, when a hole was being dug for a pole-stay. These remains are now in Scarborugh Museum (No 200.52). The site of this burial was seen by J.G.R. 22 3 52, but no other finds were visible. Medieval pottery was found in the garden of the Old Abbey Farm by the tenant and was presented to the Scarborough Museum (Nos 159.52-163.52) Arches and a piscina show in the wall of an outbuilding facing N. (5)

The field is under pasture and although the surface is generally disturbed, no coherent pattern emerges. The indicated fish pond, seasonally water-filled, is an irregular-shaped depression, which in no way resembles medieval fish ponds previously encountered. Published survey (25") revised. SE 89597978. A stretch of wall 3.0m long, now forming the N wall of an outbuilding, is of early character, with a string-course 1.5m from ground-level, and contains a blocked, arched doorway and the piscina to which Rutter refers. (6)

SE 895798. The priory walls and a sherd of Romano-British pottery were located in electricity pylon holes. (7)

SE 896 797. Yedingham Priory. Scheduled no. NY/588. (8)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1909-1950
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Virtue's National Gazetteer, vol 3, 1868, p 894
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Knowles D and Hadcock RN 1953 Medieval Religious Houses England and Wales p221
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Tanner, p 670
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Source Number : 4
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" TCH Brewster, 1952
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Source Number : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Flixton Carr House Farm Md Pottery Report
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Source Number : 5
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" J G Rutter, 22.1.58
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DS 27-JAN-70
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Yorkshire Archaeol J 41 1966 p557 (R H Hayes)
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : English Heritage, SAM List, North Yorkshire, March 1994, p 37
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Benedictine Nunnery, Priory, Inhumation, Wall, Fishpond, Earthwork, Building
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit, Find
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Inhumation
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery
Period : Medieval
Component Monument Type : Benedictine Nunnery, Priory, Inhumation, Wall, Fishpond, Earthwork, Building
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NY 588
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 87 NE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 982085
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 87 NE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1970-01-27
End Date : 1970-01-27