Ramsey (needs verification)
Community ID
 
2808
 
Medieval Location
 
Ramsey
 
Modern Location
 
Ramsey
 
Dedication
 
S. Benedict, S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
900 or later
 
Date Terminated
 
1066 or before
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

According to Dugdale, the male monastery was founded in 969, by Aylwin, foster-brother of King Edgar, and duke of East Anglia. However, the church was not dedicated until 974.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

The abbey is in ruins.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Veiled Women, vol. 1, 77, and vol. 2, 143;
Ramsey
The Victoria History of the County of Huntingdon1:377-85 available online at ">http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38142&strquery=ramsey"> [Victoria County History] . This refers only to the male foundation at Ramsey.
Dugdale's Monasticon Volume 2
Ramsey

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Foot implies that women resided at Ramsey during the tenth century (see Veiled Women, vol. 1, 77). King Cnut apparently wanted a choir for the women , but his desire and gift of money were never followed through on. It is not clear that women still resided at Ramsey at this time (Veiled Women, vol. 2, 143).

 
Admin. Notes
 

Note: I only included Ramsey because of Foot's reference in volume one. Before reading volume 1 I was going to leave it out. This needs more verification.
Note: I still can't find any more information other than from Foot on this foundation. I have included Dugdale and VCH references to the male foundation, but this still needs further verification. EMS 5/08

 
Contributors
 
Ruth Robbins
 
Date Started
 
900
 
Date Finished
 
1066