Collection JCMR - Records of the Priory of St Mary and St Radegund

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Records of the Priory of St Mary and St Radegund

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  • 1144-1496 (The earliest dated document comes from 1144; there are also undated items from around that time.) (Creation)

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The Benedictine Priory of St Mary and St Radegund at Grenecroft, Cambridge, was founded before 1144 (probably in the late 1130s) and dissolved by the initiative of John Alcock, Bishop of Ely, in 1496. The nunnery had close connections with the see of Ely, especially in its early days.

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The collection comprises property deeds and some administrative records of the Benedictine nunnery that formerly occupied the Jesus College site.

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Arthur Gray, The Priory of Saint Radegund Cambridge (Cambridge, 1898); Elisabeth van Houts, Nuns and goldsmiths: the foundation and early benefactors of St Radegund's Priory at Cambridge, in Church and City 1000-1500 (CUP, 1992), pp. 59-79.

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Preferred citation: Jesus College, Records of the Priory of St Mary and St Radegund, Nuns

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14 May 2018

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