Helenstowe Nunnery

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Helenstowe Nunnery was an Anglo-Saxon nunnery at Abingdon in the English county of Berkshire (now Oxfordshire).

Helenstowe is said to have been founded by a certain Lady Cilla in the 670s. It was probably the nuns' part of a double monastery along with her brother’s abbey on Boar's Hill. It is believed to have stood on the site of St Helen's Church.[1]


  1. ^ Ford, David Nash (2010). "Abingdon: St. Helen's Church". Royal Berkshire History. Retrieved April 7, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)

Coordinates: 51°40′03″N 1°16′58″W / 51.6676°N 1.2829°W / 51.6676; -1.2829