S. Hilari de Lleida
Community ID
 
2566
 
Town
 
Lerida
 
Diocese
 
Lerida
 
Medieval Location
 
Just outside the medieval walls
 
Date Founded
 
1150 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1836
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded next to an old mosque by the countess Elvira of Urgell, who got episcopal sanction in 1204, and made arrangements for her and one of her daughters to be buried there.

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

Papal sanction by Honorius III in 1220.

 
Assets/Property
 

Rapidly became prosperous, attracting large numbers of daughters of the Catalan nobility. Patrimony included the villages of Alfarràs and Andaní. Nuns also ran a school for daughters of the nobility.

 
Early Documents
 

ACA, Canc., Reg. 371, 87 v.-88 r. (August, 1322): For the good of his soul, Jaume I had conceced the censum (in grain) of an area near Almacellas, but the people who live there now refuse to pay it. Order to pay, and to transport the censum.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

Buildings destroyed in the mid-15th c., partly for strategic reasons, and partly by fire (1464), but reconstructed in the next century. Nuns moved to the col.legi of Sant Bernat in Lledia in 1640, due to the war of succession, and moved twice more before the community eventually died out.

 
Contributors
 
Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
1150
 
Date Finished
 
1836
 
Length
 
1029