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Forde Abbey

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Date: 1141-1539
  • Forde Abbey, Dorset
Functions, occupations and activities: Religious Institutions (Pre-Reformation) > Other monastic orders
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C65581 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O61940 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
deeds (18) rel to Dorset estates
British Library, Manuscript Collections
12th-13th cent: 2 deeds late 12th cent, c1250
Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives
See HMC 55: Various Collections IV, pp51-2, 57, 69; NRA 8474: Vicars Choral Archives 3076
early 15th cent: cartulary
Collection held privately: enquiries to Dorset History Centre
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no.409); pd Somserset Rec Soc (1998); Monastic Research Bulletin 3,
'untraced' register
Unknown location
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no.410)
late 16th cent: extracts from untraced register, incl history of abbey's foundation
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Davis Medieval Cartularies (410); Monastic Research Bulletin 3,p16
17th cent: extracts from lost register
British Library, Manuscript Collections
15th cent: pleas of debt (1467) and trespass (later 15th cent)
Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 32958 Bridgwater borough
c1192-1392: 3 awards by abbots acting as mediators in disputes of dean and chapter of Wells (1192x1205, 1275, 1392)
Wells Cathedral Library and Archives
See HMC 3rd Rep, App, p 352; HMC 12: Wells II, pp 551,570,646
1497-98: court rolls for manors of Burstock, Charmouth, Little Windsor, Thorncombe and Toller Abbas, Dorset
Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 28079
1539: deed of surrender and pension list (8 Mar 1539)
The National Archives
1545: grant of abbey lands (incl copy of lease, 1539)
Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 28398 Somerset Arch Soc
photocopies of portion of cartulary which relates to Devon
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 4613 Devon RO
1545: Charter
Dorset History Centre
See Annual Return 2020