S. Peter Double Monastery
Community ID
 
926
 
Alternate Names
 
Gloucester
 
Region
 
Gloucestershire
 
Modern Location
 
Gloucester
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
Peter
 
Date Founded
 
681 (circa). It was refounded circa 1058 for Benedictine monks.
 
Date Terminated
 
767 or later
 
Rule
 
(uncertain)
 
Foundation Information
 

According to Dugdale, Kyneburga/Cyneburh, wife of Aldred, founded the monastery on lands donated by her brother Osric the nephew of Aethelred. She served as abbess for 29 years Dugdale's Monasticon Volume 1, 531.

 
Notable Heads
 

Kyneburga was the founder and first abbess. She was followed by Edburga, the wife of Wulphere, king of Mercia. Eva or Gaffe became abbess after Edburga and was known for her ability to increase the revenues of the monastery. She died in 767 after 30 years of rule. After Eva/Gaffe, governance by abbesses ceeased and during the wars between Egbert, king of Wessex, and the king of Mercia, the nuns left the monastery (Dugdale's Monasticon Volume 1, 531).

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

This community had links to the Hwiccean royal family according to Foot (Veiled Women, vol. 1, 45).

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Cronicis Gloucestrensis Coenobii --Bibl. Cottoniana, Domitiani A. VIII. fol. 126

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Beornulph, king of Mercia gave the lands to priests in 823. Dugdale's Monasticon Volume 1, 541.

 
Admin. Notes
 

Foundation information--des--disputed?

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project, Bruce L. Venarde, Ericka Swensson
 
Date Started
 
681
 
Date Finished
 
767
 
Length
 
181