Dereham
Community ID
 
1712
 
Alternate Names
 
East Dereham
 
Region
 
2T
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
650-700 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
875-900 (circa) or 974
 
Foundation Information
 

According to one source the priory was founded by Anna, King of the Angles for his youngest daughter whom he made the first prioress. Other sources attribute the foundation solely to Withburga (Dugdale's Monasticon Volume 2, 176-177).

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

According to Dugdale, the monastery was destroyed by the Danes in 974. The memory of the foundation survived in place names that referred to S. Withburga (Dugdale's Monasticon Volume 2, 176-177)>

 
Admin. Notes
 

Look at VCH for details

 
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Contributors Notes
 

Very obscure

 
Date Started
 
675
 
Date Finished
 
875
 
Length
 
149