Handale Priory (also called Grendale) was a priory of Cistercian nuns in Handale, North Yorkshire, England.[1] It was founded in 1133 by William, son of Roger de Percy,[2] and was dissolved in 1539. A fishpond survives[3] and a farmhouse built on the site in the 18th century may incorporate part of the priory.[4]

Site of the former nunnery

References edit

  1. ^ British History Online — Houses of Cistercians nuns: Priory of Handale — Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3 (pp.165-167)
  2. ^ Burton, Janet (1999). The Monastic Order in Yorkshire. Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ Historic England. "HANDALE PRIORY (29026)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  4. ^ Historic England (20 January 1967). "Handale Abbey Farmhouse (1139682)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 July 2019.

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