The Augustinian nunnery of St Mary Clerkenwell, London Hardback
Part of the MOLAS MONOGRAPH series
The development of the nunnery site is revealed in this study - from evidence for Iron Age occupation, the nunnery's foundation in 1144 and the expansion of the early convent, through to its conversion in the 16th and 17th centuries to a close of large mansions surrounding the parish church.
Drawing together the varied evidence, including illustrations made during the demolition of the nunnery church in 1788-9 and 18th-century surveys, has allowed detailed reconstructions of the church and cloister.
Relatively wealthy, located in Londons medieval suburbs and with a dual role as convent and parish church, St Marys story contrasts with that of many other, poorer and more rural, nunneries.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 300 pages
- Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology
- Publication Date: 29/01/2013
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781901992045