Pershore
Community ID
 
1929
 
Region
 
2DD
 
Dedication
 
St. Eadburgh?
 
Date Founded
 
689(circa) Refounded c. 970 circa for Benedictine monks by King Edgar.
 
Date Terminated
 
970, or possibly as early as 890
 
Foundation Information
 

The community was ostensibly founded originally as a double house by Oswald, nephew of King Ethelred of Mercia. The nuns were, according to Leland, expelled by King Edgar to make way for male Benedictine Monks.

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

S. Foot sites John Leland as the main reference for women at this location.

 
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Contributors Notes
 

Presence of women in any of the incarnations of this institution seems uncertain; more research needed.

 
Date Started
 
689
 
Date Finished
 
972
 
Length
 
298