Stone
Community ID
 
1058
 
Alternate Names
 
Stane
 
Region
 
Staffordshire
 
Medieval Location
 
Stone
 
Modern Location
 
Stone, Litchfield Street
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
1066 or earlier, possibly as early as the seventh century.
 
Date Terminated
 
1122-1125, when the community was granted to the male Augustinian monastery of Kenilworthy . By this time the nuns were most likely gone.
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

the male minster at Stone was allegedly created by the Mercian king Wulfhere to expitate his murder of his sons (Veiled Women, vol. 2, 186). Dugdale mentions a monastery of virgins founded by Wulfhere's wife, Ermenhild. The monastery was allegedly destroyed around 1066 by Ensame who received its lordship form William the Conqueror.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

The original seventh century foundation was completely destroyed and was rebuilt in the twelfth century. All that remains of this structure, which collapsed in 1749 is a rib vaulted undercroft which served as the foundation for the Priory house. St. Michael's church was built partially over this site in 1748.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

S. Foot sees little foundation for a community of women at Stone during the 10th through early 12th centuries. The two nuns who are supposedly killed on the site sometime in the 1120's cannot be linked to a community of religious women at Stone.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Contributors Notes
 

combined with c974 Stane, which was the same community. 06/08 EMS

 
Date Started
 
1066
 
Date Finished
 
1122
 
Length
 
277