Building record MYO4078 - St. Clement's Priory Wall


Rubble limestone wall incorporating brick fragments approx. 1.5 metres high and 7.25 metres long. Probably part of the cloister range of the Benedictine Order Clementhorpe Nunnery founded by Archbishop Thurston between 1125 and 1133. The Nunnery was dissolved in 1536 and the buildings passed into secular hands. Contemporary sketches show some buildings surviving in 1705 and 1825 but all were finally demolished by 1873. This fragment of wall excavated in 1976/7 is the only surviving evidence of the Nunnery which perpetuates the Anglo Saxon name of the locality before the Conquest. See 'The History of Clementhorpe Nunnery' R.B. Dobson & S.Donaghy, 1984, York Archaeological Trust. Nominated for inclusion on the Local List of Heritage Assets.


Grid reference Centred SE 6029 5109 (5m by 8m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Record last edited

Feb 3 2015 2:30PM


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