Canterbury
Community ID
 
2782
 
Town
 
Canterbury
 
Date Founded
 
800 or later
 
Date Terminated
 
900 or earlier?
 
Other Economic Activities
 

The property that these four religious women rented from St. Augustine's was valued at four pounds. They paid St Augustine's 2s and 1 packload of flour as rent (Domesday Book: a survey of the counties of England, vol. 1, fo 12rb).

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Secondary Sources
 

Veiled Women, vol. 1, and vol. 2, 51-52

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

It is unclear whether or not a formal community of women was ever established in Canterbury. The religious women who were found in the city may have been refugees from communities in Kent destroyed by Vikings. The Domesday book offers the clearest reference to religious women. These women may have had a formal relationship with the St. Augustine's or they may have been simply tenants. They also may have been the remanents of one o f the pre-Viking Age Kentish houses (Veiled Women,vol. 2, 51-52).

 
Contributors
 
Ruth Robbins, Ericka Swensson
 
Contributors Notes
 

See Minster in Thanet and Lyminge for communities that may have taken refuge in Canterbury against the Danes or Vikings

 
Date Started
 
800
 
Date Finished
 
900