Exeter
Community ID
 
887
 
Region
 
Devonshire
 
Modern Location
 
Exeter
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
Peter
 
Date Founded
 
968 or later
 
Date Terminated
 
1050 (circa)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Exeter was originally founded as two houses, one of monks and one of nuns, and it is uncertain whether nuns' house was at Exeter.

 
Notable Heads
 

NULL may have been the abbess of Exeter. Her identity and the identity of the house she ruled remain uncertain, however.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

According to William of Malmesbury, a community of women at Exeter was ejected from the church of St. Peter. While there are other mentions of religious women, particularly an abbess Eadgifu, this is the only early mention directly related to a community of women at Exeter. Leland and others depend generally depend on Malmesbury's account.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Contributors Notes
 

BOSB--Benedictine order.

 
Date Started
 
968
 
Date Finished
 
1050
 
Length
 
128