Hartlepool
Community ID
 
912
 
Alternate Names
 
Hartlepoole, Heorthu
 
Region
 
Durham
 
Medieval Location
 
beside the River Wear
 
Modern Location
 
Hartlepool
 
Dedication
 
S. Aidan
 
Date Founded
 
640 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
830-880
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The community was founded at Hieu under the guidance of S. Aidan. Double Monastery, (needs verification)

 
First Members
 

Hieu, first abbess, went to Tadcaster in 649. S. Hilda was the second abbess; she left to found Whitby.

 
Notable Heads
 

Hieu, S. Hilda

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

King Oswi of Northumberland gave his first daughter, Elfleda, to the convent of Hartlepoole in thanksgiving for his victory of Penda of Mercia in 655. In the same house lived Mildred, the abbess of Minster on the island of Thanet.

 
Admin. Notes
 

[V0422]
king & her, his equal to male Franciscan/ Clarisse; Dominican: this citation later. WHAT???

 
Contributors
 
Bruce Venarde; Marilyn Dunn;
 
Date Started
 
640
 
Date Finished
 
830
 
Length
 
417