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Arthington Nunnery


Subject ID:
20021217_31121462
Location:
Arthington
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
C LEO 20
Arthington Nunnery
Description:
Undated, Situated on Arthington Lane, it is believed that this Nunnery was founded by Peter de Arthington about 1150. It was a small establishment with usually around ten nuns. At the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Elizabeth Hall, the prioress received a pension of £35. Nine other nuns were offered much smaller amounts. The building became a home and the land around the farm. TB 15851B is on the house, thought to be the initials of Thomas Briggs and his wife who were early owners.

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