S. Peter and S. Paul
Community ID
 
877
 
Town
 
Chester
 
Diocese
 
Coventry
 
Region
 
Cheshire
 
Medieval Location
 
Traditionally, the abbey was thought to be on the site of the male monastery of canons of Staffordshire.
 
Modern Location
 
Chester
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
875 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
900 (circa), when it became a male monastery.
 
Rule
 
(uncertain)
 
Foundation Information
 

The community was founded in the early Saxon period. The body of S. Werbergh was brought here by nuns from Hanbury in 875.

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

The body of S. Werburgh was brought here by nuns from Hanbury, Staffordshire in 875.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

The remains of the abbey were destroyed by the wars of Athelstan in 925-39.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

About 907 Athelflaed enlarged the church for a community of nuns.
Or perhaps nuns from Handbury brought the body of S. Werburgh to the abbey in 907. By 1093 it was a shrine to S. Werburg.

 
Admin. Notes
 

This record needs to be verified and the information (especially foundation) sorted out.

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
875
 
Date Finished
 
900
 
Length
 
636