The Augustinian Nunnery of St Mary Clerkenwell, London: Excavations 1974-96

The Augustinian Nunnery of St Mary Clerkenwell London Excavations The development of the nunnery site is revealed in this study from evidence for Iron Age occupation the nunnery s foundation in and the expansion of the early convent through to its conversion

  • Title: The Augustinian Nunnery of St Mary Clerkenwell, London: Excavations 1974-96
  • Author: Barney Sloane
  • ISBN: 9781901992045
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The development of the nunnery site is revealed in this study from evidence for Iron Age occupation, the nunnery s foundation in 1144 and the expansion of the early convent, through to its conversion in the 16th and 17th centuries to a close of large mansions surrounding the parish church Drawing together the varied evidence, including illustrations made during the demoThe development of the nunnery site is revealed in this study from evidence for Iron Age occupation, the nunnery s foundation in 1144 and the expansion of the early convent, through to its conversion in the 16th and 17th centuries to a close of large mansions surrounding the parish church Drawing together the varied evidence, including illustrations made during the demolition of the nunnery church in 1788 9 and 18th century surveys, has allowed detailed reconstructions of the church and cloister Relatively wealthy, located in Londons medieval suburbs and with a dual role as convent and parish church, St Marys story contrasts with that of many other, poorer and rural, nunneries.

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