S. Bartholomew's, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Community ID
 
917
 
Region
 
Northumberland
 
Medieval Location
 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
 
Modern Location
 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
1086 or earlier; one source gives c. 1135 as a foundation date: possibly a re-foundation? Needs verification.
 
Date Terminated
 
1540
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

There was a nunnery here in 1086, although the house may not have lasted and another nunnery may have been founded circa 1135 by Henry I.

 
Population Counts
 

There were 20 nuns in 1322. On January 3, 1540 at its suppression, there were 9 nuns, a retired prioress, and the current prioress.

 
Dependent Communities
 

The hospital of S. Edmund Conf. at Gateshead was dependent on the priory.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

David I endowed the nuns with some land.

 
Income
 

In 1535 the net income of the community was over 36 pounds.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

The site is now occupied by Grainger Market and surrounded by the modern streets of Grainger Street, Clayton Street, Nelson Street and (appropriately) Nun Street. The nunnery gatehouse is the last remaining medieval structure and is currently being used as a photography store. Pictures of the gatehouse are available online ">http://www.timmonet.co.uk/html/body_the_nuns.htm"> [Grainger Market] .

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1086
 
Date Finished
 
1540
 
Length
 
705