Fosse
Community ID
 
979
 
Town
 
Lincoln
 
Diocese
 
Lincoln
 
Region
 
Lincolnshire
 
Medieval Location
 
Torksey
 
Modern Location
 
Fosse; Torksey, route 156
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Nicholas
 
Date Founded
 
1200 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1539
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The nunnery was founded by the inhabitants of Torksey.

 
Notable Heads
  
Population Counts
 

There were 6 in 1440 and 8 in 1539.

 
Visitations
 

Visits by the episcopate, regarding the depth of the comunity's poverty.

 
Assets/Property
 

The community owned 120 acres in Torksey. Fosse was very poor.

 
Income
 

Income was derived from a few small rents and from the church of S. Kelsey as well as a sixteenth of one knight's fee. In 1535 its annual income amounted to 7 pounds, 3 shillings, and 6 pence.

 
Litigations
 

sixteenth of one knight's fee

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

There are no physical remains at the site and no documents are extant which reveal the convent's architectural features.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

British Library Cotton MS Vesp. E. xviii, fo. 214.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

foundation date: early John

 
Admin. Notes
 

Income/Litigation--sixteenth of one knight's fee-- What's this?
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Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1200
 
Date Finished
 
1539
 
Length
 
758