Carlisle
Community ID
 
1553
 
Region
 
2F
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
685; Refounded: circa 1125 refoundation for Augustinian canons.
 
Date Terminated
 
800-899 (9th century) -- Destroyed
 
Foundation Information
 

St. Cuthbert founded the community on lands donated by King Egfrith of Northumbria; Egfrith's sister was the first abbess. A new house was founded on the site in the 12th century for Augustinian canons.

 
Incorporated Communities
 

Apparently there was an adjacent house of clerks or monks, and a school

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Bede

 
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Date Started
 
685
 
Date Finished
 
800
 
Length
 
547