Talk:Leominster Abbey

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Merger proposal[edit]

I oppose the merger, as the Priory isn't the same as the Abbey. Leominster Priory was a male house, founded about 666 according to Knowles, et. al. Heads of Religious Houses p. 93. It was refounded around 1139 as a dependent priory of Reading. It may have incorprated parts of the lands of the nunery, but that's not given in the sources nor is that enough to merge. Ealdgyth - Talk 19:41, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

I think the nunnery may have been a refoundation of the seventh-century male house, but the location of the pre-Conquest monastic site(s) at Leominster is rather obscure.
I agree there is a case for separate articles, as the continuity between the Anglo-Saxon and 12th-century institutions is blurred. -Alan (talk) 17:41, 24 June 2012 (UTC)