Nunkeeling
Community ID
 
846
 
Alternate Names
 
Known as Nunkelyng at termination
 
Town
 
York
 
Diocese
 
York
 
Region
 
Yorkshire
 
Medieval Location
 
East Riding
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary and S. Helen
 
Date Founded
 
1152 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1539 (circa)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Agnes de Archesor Catfos (Agnes de Arches) for 13 nuns and lay brothers who remained until to 1314.

 
Population Counts
 

There were 13 in 1536.

 
Assets/Property
 

The community owned a croft at Bewholme, 3 charity lands and 12 del [?] rent for foundation.

 
Income
 

They received income from the church of Nunkeeling. The net income of the community in 1535 was over 35 pounds (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 216).

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

The priory fell into a state of disrepair after its termination. By the 18th century only the chancel and the nave survived and were subsequently rebuilt by Roger Dixon. However, the priory once again fell into disuse around 1900. During WWII, the roof was taken off.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The convent was for a prioress, 12 nuns, and lay-brothers, the last being recorded as late as 1314. The convent escaped suppression in 1536-7 and was surrendered in 1540 (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 216).

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1152
 
Date Finished
 
1539
 
Length
 
1110