Broomhall
Community ID
 
1082
 
Alternate Names
 
Bromhall
 
Region
 
Berkshire
 
Medieval Location
 
Bromhall within the limits of Windsor Forest
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
1158 or earlier
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The founder is unknown. Broomhall was said to have been founded by King John, but a pipe roll entry shows that the nuns were already there in 1157 -1158 (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 164).

 
Population Counts
 

There were 2 nuns and a prioress in 1521.

 
Dependency Of
 

In 1521 the prioress resigned and the 2 nuns left the priory as a profane place, when the house was granted to S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1522 (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 210).

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Cox wrote in the Victoria County History for Berkshire, "Of the early foundation of the priory of Benedictine nuns at Bromhall within the limits of Windsor Forest, nothing is known" (quoted in Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 7).
In 1521 the prioress resigned and the 2 nuns left the priory as a profane place, the house being granted to S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1522 (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 210).

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1158
 
Length
 
1198