Chewstoke
Community ID
 
1056
 
Alternate Names
 
Chew stoke, Chiwestoche
 
Diocese
 
West Bath
 
Region
 
Somershire
 
Modern Location
 
Chewstoke
 
Date Terminated
 
1500 (needs verification)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

According to one charter, this priory was originally founded by Osric, a Mercian under-king in 676. He gave the 100 manentes of land to Bertana for the foundation of a monastery composed of Holy virgins.The Victoria history of the county of Somerset 2:69 available online at ">http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=40919&strquery=Chew%2... [Victoria County History]

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

According to the Victoria County History, by the late 8th century there is no more mention of nuns or female inhabitants at Chewstoke.

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project, Ericka Swensson
 
Contributors Notes
 

Further research is necessary to verify that this community is female.

 
Date Finished
 
1500
 
Length
 
148