Polsloe
Community ID
 
889
 
Alternate Names
 
Polslo, Pollesloo
 
Town
 
Exeter
 
Diocese
 
Exeter
 
Region
 
Devonshire
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Catherine
 
Date Founded
 
1160 (or earlier)
 
Date Terminated
 
1539
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

S. Thompson mentions William Brewer as the possible founder (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 227).

 
Population Counts
 

After the death of a prioress in 1347, 16 nuns were present at the new election. The prioress and 13 nuns received pensions after the suppression (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 217). 7 nuns still received pensions in 1553.

 
Income
 

The community's net income in 1535 was valued at over 164 pounds (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 217).

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Exeter Dean and Chapter MS 1374.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Oliva states 1169 as the foundation date.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1160
 
Date Finished
 
1539
 
Length
 
907