Stainfield Priory

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A grassy field, its uneaven surface barely discernable, is bright green under a blue summer's sky.  In the foreground are the bright yellow flowers of Rattle.  A small brick chapel stands in the rear left corner of the field, and beyond that are a row of mature oaks.  A gap in the row of trees gives a view of the frontage of Stainfield Hall
site of former Priory

Stainfield Priory was a Benedictine nunnery at Stainfield in the North of Lincolnshire, England, between Wragby and Fiskerton.

The priory of St Mary at Stainfield was the only nunnery of the Benedictine order in Lincolnshire. It was a small establishment intended to house up to 20 nuns, founded in around 1154 by Henry or William Percy, which survived until the dissolution in 1536.[1][2]


References[edit]

Both references contain a wealth of further detail.

  1. ^ "National Monument record on pastscape". 
  2. ^ Page, William, ed. (1906). A History of the County of Lincoln. Victoria County History 2. pp. 131–132. 

Coordinates: 53°14′39″N 0°20′12″W / 53.24426°N 0.33663°W / 53.24426; -0.33663 (Stainfield Priory)