Gokewell Priory

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Gokewell Priory was a Cistercian priory in Broughton, Lincolnshire, England. (53°34′52.098″N 0°34′51.245″W / 53.58113833°N 0.58090139°W / 53.58113833; -0.58090139).

It was founded by William de Alta Ripa, and received other benefactions from Roger of St. Martin, Adam Paynel, and William de Romara.

In 1440 there were eight nuns, and was probably never much larger. Bishop Alnwick found the house very poor, but in good order.

It was dissolved before Michaelmas, 1536.[1][2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "The priory of Gokewell". Houses of Cistercian Nuns. Victoria County History. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gokewell Priory". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 2 August 2011.