Newcastle
Community ID
 
905
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Bartholomew; Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Town
 
Durham
 
Diocese
 
Durham
 
Region
 
Northumberland
 
Modern Location
 
Newcastle little upon little Tyne
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
Bartholomew
 
Date Founded
 
1086 or earlier, but one source attributes the foundation to as late as the 1140's.
 
Date Terminated
 
1540, January 3
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Possibly linked with hospital. King David I of Scotland endowed the nuns with some land.

 
Population Counts
 

There were 20 nuns in 1322. The house was preserved from suppression in 1536-7, but fell on January 3, 1540 when it contained the prioress, the retired prioress, and 9 nuns (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 215).

 
Dependent Communities
 

The hospital of S. Edmund Conf. at Gateshead was dependent on the priory (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 215).

 
Income
 

In 1535 the community's net income was valued at over 36 pounds.

 
Charitable/Work
 

linked to hospital?

 
Early Documents
 

The confirmation given by Earl Henry, son of King David of Scotland, of a grant to the nunnery consisting of all the holdings and buildings of a certain burgess, named Aslach (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest43).

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

The house was preserved from suppression in 1536-7, but fell on January 3, 1540 when it contained the prioress, the retired prioress, and 9 nuns (Knowles and Hadcock, 215).

 
Admin. Notes
 

mad 7/16

 
Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1086
 
Date Finished
 
1540
 
Length
 
1367