Monument record MLI30613 - White Friars (Carmelites) in Stamford


White Friars (Carmelites) in Stamford

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The Carmelites settled in the eastern suburb of Stamford shortly before 1268, when Henry III granted oaks for the building. The house later claimed to be a royal foundation. The friary, which was dissolved in 1538, was said to have been a magnificent structure with grounds nearly a mile in circumference. {1}{2}{6} The only remains are a 14th century gateway. The house is regarded as a royal foundation. In 1268 Henry III granted oaks to build the church. It is outside the east gate and it was necessary to clear houses to build it. There is some confusion as to which site belonged to the white friars and which to the Grey Friars. The suggestion is that the White Friars were immediately outside the walls. The friary is known to have housed a maximum of 35 friars but was still a large foundation. There are no real records of the buildings except the gate and the precinct wall. {3} Building work on the hospital site revealed medieval foundations. {4} See also 30614 (SAM107) for the scheduled gateway to the friary.

Sources/Archives (6)

  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. O.S. cards for Stamford. STAMFORD. TF 00 NW:25,1961, FC.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. VOL 2 P 229.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Hartley, J.S. and Rogers, A.. 1974. The Religious Foundations of Medieval Stamford. -.
  •  Index: SMR cards for Stamford. STAMFORD. TF 00 NW:BW,1973, TILL G.
  •  Correspondence: TILL, G.. 1973. PARISH FILE. STAMFORD. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: D. Knowles and R.N. Hadcock. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales - Second Edition. p.237.



Grid reference Centred TF 0373 0756 (326m by 256m)

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Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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