Standon
Community ID
 
951
 
Region
 
Hertfordshire
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Terminated
 
1180 (circa)
 
Religious Order
 
Geronomites
 
Rule
 
Rule of Aquinas
 
Incorporated By
 

Buckland, Somershire in 1180.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Veiled Women, vol. 1, and vol. 2, 183-186;

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In the later half of the tenth century, Aethelgifu, widow of Aethelric lived as a vowess on her estate at Standon. For at least the life of Aethelgifu and perhaps for the lives of those enslaved women of her household whom she freed with the expectation that they would continue as vowesses, religious women abided on this land. There is no evidence that any kind of community survived until the incorporation of 1180, however. In fact the estate passed through several different hands before the late 12th century (See Veiled Women, vol. 2, 183-186). More evidence for a connection with the community that was incorporated in 1180 is needed.

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Finished
 
1180
 
Length
 
122