It was a possible Saxon royal minster of Benedictine nuns and was founded or refounded about 1082AD by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Sussex, who granted land to St. Peter's Abbey, Almenesches. The Priory was dissolved in about 1414AD and is now the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene. 
- Pastscape - Detailed Result: NONNAMINSTRE
- British History Online — Alien houses: Priory of Lyminster — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 2 (p.121)
- Stowe MS 944 Archived 2014-01-03 at Archive.is, British Library
- The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Oxford University Press.
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