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Shaftesbury Abbey (Benedictine)

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Date: 1170-1532
Places:
  • Milverton, Somerset
  • Shaftesbury, Dorset
Functions, occupations and activities: Religious Institutions (Pre-Reformation) > Nuns
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C59737 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O61939 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
13th-14th cent: documents (72) rel to from late 13th cent, incl items rel to elections of abbess 1290-1 and case of novel disseisin against abbess by Salisbury dean and chapter 1371
Salisbury Cathedral Library
See HMC 55: Var Coll I, pp347-8
2
c1170-1372: deeds rel to Milverton
Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 28398 Somerset Arch Soc
3
15th cent: cartulary, incl copies of grants 9th-15th cents
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (885)
4
early 15th cent: cartulary
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (886)
5
c1500: inventory of deeds
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (887)
6
'untraced' leiger-book
Unknown location
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (888). Brief extracts in BL Add 29976, fo.13
7
1471-1532: court rolls of courts of abbess (1352-3,1428-9,1480-2) and abbey tenants (1453)
Dorset History Centre
NRA 6644

See CH Mayo,The Municipal Records of Shaftesbury (Sherborne,1889)
8
early 16th cent: accounts and papers
Longleat House
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [104a]; HMC 3rd Rep, App, p182

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