The Augustinian nunnery of St Mary Clerkenwell, London, Hardback Book

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:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781901992045



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