Handbury
Community ID
 
1795
 
Alternate Names
 
Hanbury, Hehanburge, Heamburg, Hamburg
 
Region
 
2Y
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
680 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
800-899 (9th century)
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Saint Werburgh and her uncle, King Ethelred of Mercia, along with
Threekingham and Weedon

 
Notable Heads
 

Werburgh, formerly a nun at Ely, was buried here

 
Incorporated By
 

According to Dugdale, Handbury was incorporated by the Benedictine Abbey of Chester. Chester (Early Foundation)

 
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Contributors Notes
 

More research needed on Saint Werburgh and her foundations of Hanbury, Threekingham, and Wedon

 
Date Started
 
680
 
Date Finished
 
800
 
Length
 
313