Arden
Community ID
 
842
 
Alternate Names
 
Erdern; S. Andrew of Arden; Blessed Mary and S. Andrea domus sanctimonialibus de Erdene
 
Town
 
York
 
Diocese
 
York
 
Region
 
Yorkshire
 
Medieval Location
 
Originally Roger de Mowbray conferred a foundation between 1160-9 . Elizabeth de Hoton conferred in 1289. Peter de Huton, conf. 1305, is named ' founder .' In North Riding , near the Cistercian male monastery, according to Byland.
 
Modern Location
 
Arden
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Andrew
 
Date Founded
 
1187 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1536
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine as of 1306
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Roger of Mowbray is considered the founder and is mentioned as such in the first known document, dating from about 1160-69. Peter of Tresby and Elizabeth de Honof are also associated with the founding of Arden. Peter of Sand Hoton is sometimes mistakenly thought to be associated with the founding.

 
Notable Heads
 

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A number of unknown prioresses
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Population Counts
 

There were about 10 nuns in 1396 and 6 at the time of suppression.

 
Income
 

Around 1323 the community had an income of about 22-26 pounds per year. Knowles and Hadcock state that the net income in 1535 was over 12 pounds (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales209).

 
Early Documents
 

[1] Records a controversy with Byland (1189)
[2] John I confirms the founding. (1201)

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Mowbray Chartularies, 20-1, no. 20.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The foundation dates to before the first document.

 
Conversi/ae and servants
 

There were lay borthers here in 1306.

 
Admin. Notes
 

Taken from medieval location field--x - Confusing moved to founder field /
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Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1187
 
Date Finished
 
1536
 
Length
 
1243