Ivinghoe
Community ID
 
947
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Margaret's or S. Margaret's in the Wood, Meuresley
 
Town
 
Lincoln
 
Diocese
 
Lincoln
 
Region
 
Hertfordshire
 
Medieval Location
 
Originally Buckinghamshire
 
Modern Location
 
Ivinghoe
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
Margaret
 
Date Founded
 
1107-1129
 
Date Terminated
 
1539 (circa)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Elkins (1988) puts the foundation of Ivinghoe before 1129. According to Knowles the community was founded in 12th century in Buckinghamshire, and was always small and poor. According to S. Thompson, Ivinghoe was founded between 1107 and 1129, probably by bishop William Giffard of Winchester (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 223).

 
Population Counts
 

There were 5 nuns in 1535, 3 of whom were novices.

 
Relative Wealth
 

small and poor

 
Income
 

S. Thompson lists a temporal income of 10 shillings a year for Ivinghoe (date unknown) (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 12). In 1535 the community's net income was over 14 pounds (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 218).

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Admin. Notes
 

BOSB--Benedictine Order
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Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1107
 
Date Finished
 
1539
 
Length
 
1113