Malling
Community ID
 
961
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Mary and S. Andrew, S. Mary Malling, Mailing
 
Town
 
Rochester
 
Diocese
 
Rochester
 
Region
 
Kent
 
Modern Location
 
Malling
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary and S. Andrew
 
Date Founded
 
1090-95 (circa); 1077-1108
 
Date Terminated
 
1538
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Thompson lists the probable founder as Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 225). According to Gervase of Canterbury the monastery and the surrounding town were burnt on July 27th, 1090. Gervase of Canterbury, Opera (Rolls Ser.), i, 485.

 
Population Counts
 

There were 29 nuns in 1324; only 8 nuns survived the Black Death in 1349. In 1381 there might have been up to 15 nuns again. After the suppression in 1538, the abbess and 11 nuns were granted pensions.

 
Visitations
 

There was a visitation by the Bishop in August of 1441, but the results of this visitation are not recorded. Roch. Epis. Reg. iii, fol. 162d.

 
Income
 

In 1535 the community's net income was over 218 pounds.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
WRL Project, Ericka Swensson
 
Date Started
 
1090
 
Date Finished
 
1538
 
Length
 
914