Limebrook
Community ID
 
1216
 
Alternate Names
 
Lymbrook; S. Mary; Lymbrook; Limbroke
 
Town
 
Hereford
 
Diocese
 
Hereford
 
Region
 
Herefordshire
 
Modern Location
 
Limebrook
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1189-99
 
Date Terminated
 
1539
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian (Elkins and Power)
 
Rule
 
Benedictine/Augustinian
 
Foundation Information
 

Elkins sets the foundation date in 1189. Thompson says before 1221 and postulates that it may have had an earlier anchoretic origin. According to S. Thompson, probable founders of the community may have been Ralph de Lingen or a member of the Mortimer family (Thompson, 224).

 
Population Counts
 

When the community was finally suppressed it contained 6 nuns; 3 nuns were still receiving pensions in 1553.

 
Income
 

The community's net income in 1535 was 22 pounds.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

At the suppression of the lesser monasteries, this priory was allowed to continue.

 
Admin. Notes
 

rule: RBQ interpreted as Benedictine, based on Knowles and Hadcock.
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Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1189
 
Date Finished
 
1539
 
Length
 
1044