Chichester
Community ID
 
797
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Peter's, Nuns of S. Peter 's Church, S. Peter the Great
 
Town
 
Chichester
 
Diocese
 
Chichester
 
Region
 
Sussex
 
Medieval Location
 
The community church became South Saxon Cathedral of the Holy Trinity when the see was moved here by Normans from Selsey.
 
Modern Location
 
Chichester
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
Peter
 
Date Founded
 
1066 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1075
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The community is known only by its termination date which was supplied by council in 1075 when Normans moved the cathedral from Selsey with canons. Only William of Malmesbury offered any suggestion that women religious had a community in Chichester (De gestis pontificum Anglorum libri quinque, 205; see also Veiled Women, vol. 2, 65 and n. 1).

 
Dependency Of
 

Foot notes that the minster of St. Peter's may have been a dependency of Selsey; though it could also have been an earlier independent foundation (Veiled Women,vol. 2 66).

 
Social Characteristics
 

Saxon nuns

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

Nave of cathedral is said to be the community's church.

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Secondary Sources
  
Admin. Notes
 

mad 11/97 [V0099]

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1066
 
Date Finished
 
1075
 
Length
 
609