Stainfield
Community ID
 
978
 
Town
 
Lincoln
 
Diocese
 
Lincoln
 
Region
 
Lincolnshire
 
Medieval Location
 
In 1536 the Stainsfield nuns were moved to Stixwould, where a previously Cistercian house became Premonstratensian.
 
Modern Location
 
Stainfield
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1168 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1536
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

S. Thompson lists William de Percy II and Sybil de Valoignes, his wife, as probable founders for the community, although the link is questionable (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 229).

 
Population Counts
 

There were 20 at the time of its establishment. It was a large priory, and in 1377 it contained 21 nuns. In 1440 there were 18 nuns besides the prioress. In 1536 there were 16 nuns (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 219).

 
Incorporated By
 

Nuns were sent to Stixwould in 1536, where the community was refounded as Premonstratensian.

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

The community collected knights fees.

 
Assets/Property
 

In 1291 the community assets were valued at 69 pounds.

 
Income
 

Stainfield collected income from the churches of Quadring and Gisburn in York and the advows on Somerby / Maidenwell.
The community collected knights fees. In 1535 the community's net income was valued over 98 pounds.

 
Litigations
 

The community collected knights fees.

 
Early Documents
 

[1] Suit for Quadring church (Circa 1200)
[2] Burdened with corrodar (1319)

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

An alternate foundation date may be 1140. M. Oliva and W. Dugdale list the date as in the age of Henry II.

 
Admin. Notes
 

BOSB--Benedictine order
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Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1168
 
Date Finished
 
1536
 
Length
 
1652